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Four views: is edtech changing how we learn?

In the future, students might dismiss stories about weather-related school closures as folklore. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to experiment with edtech, but it’s still unclear whether attending school virtually with a laptop at the kitchen table offers the same benefits as being in a classroom. One recent study found that only 27% of schools asked teachers to monitor student attendance and 37% were required to do 1:1 check-ins on an ongoing basis. Can education in a post-pandemic world bec...
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Coronavirus: Greece bars Serbian visitors as Balkans cases rise

Athens bars all but essential travel from Serbia for a week as infections steadily rise.
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UK PM's father criticised for lockdown trip to Greece

Stanley Johnson shared pictures on Instagram showing him arriving in Athens on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus: PM's father Stanley Johnson criticised for lockdown trip to Greece

Stanley Johnson shared pictures on Instagram showing him arriving in Athens on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus live updates: New Zealand PM dismisses calls to open borders; UK locks down city of Leicester

Broadway theatres to stay closed until January 2021; Iran reports record daily deathsGlobal report: WHO to send team to China to investigate Covid-19 originsLeicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions?Jacinda Ardern decries ‘dangerous’ calls to reopen New Zealand bordersSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.24am BST A coordinated response to the Covid-19 crisis in the Americas, India and Africa must be led by countries that have suppressed it, writes Adam Tooze, urging us to stay...
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Mark Zuckerberg's net worth dropped nearly $10 billion in just a week as an advertiser boycott sinks Facebook's share price. Here's how the CEO makes and spends his fortune.

Advertisers including Verizon, Honda, and Ben & Jerry's are boycotting Facebook over the social network's lack of hate-speech moderation. The boycott is sinking both Facebook's share price and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's net worth. Zuckerberg has a net worth of $82.3 billion, making him the fourth-richest person in the world. Zuckerberg drives an affordable car and wears basic clothes, but appears to splurge on real estate, buying houses and then buying the surrounding properties for privacy.  Zu...
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New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup The Criterion Channel, a streaming service from the niche home video distributor for film aficionados, has unveiled its lineup of programming for the month of July, which will include and Auto Focused double featuring with the Steve McQueen-starring classic Bullitt and ensemble sports drama Grand Prix, along with a large roster of contemporary and classic films! RELATED: BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in July 2020 Wedn...
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'We want to stay': refugees struggle to integrate in Greece after camp life

Asylum seekers discharged from island holding centres are given little support to find accommodation and work It never occurred to Sarah Husseini that one day she might think of Moria camp with something approaching affection. The 22-year-old Afghan spent two years in the infamous holding facility on Lesbos and, throughout, her young daughters were “sick, sick, sick”.But then she, her husband Ali and their two toddlers were instructed to board a ferry to Piraeus and their world changed. “The UN ...
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[Editor’s note: Originally published on Not Boring, a weekly newsletter combining current events, strategy, finance and economics frameworks, and pop culture.] Ancient Athens With Modern Amenities Last year, my wife, Puja, and I decided to search for a house in Athens, New York, right across the river from the much trendier Hudson. We were ready to buy our first home, and the thought of spending the amount of money it would take to buy even a shoebox apartment in Brooklyn depressed us. So we dec...
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Help Mellow Mushroom Give Back to the Community June 25th

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, with more than 180 restaurants in 21 states, launched A Pie for A Pie community giving program in April 2020 to recognize organizations and essential workers in local communities. Each week since the giving program began, specific Mellow Mushroom owners host a pie sale where for every stone-baked pie sold, the owner donates a small pizza pie to a community organization or frontline worker.  This Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Mellow Mushroom store owners in Georgia ...
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'Product of theft': Greece urges UK to return Parthenon marbles

The New Acropolis Museum wants to display antiquities removed on the orders of Lord ElginThe New Acropolis Museum was purpose-built to host the one thing every Greek government will always agree on: the Parthenon marbles being returned from London.On Saturday, as the four-storey edifice marked its 11th anniversary, Athens reinvigorated the cultural row calling the British Museum’s retention of the antiquities illegal and “contrary to any moral principle”. Continue reading...
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Georgia senators say hate crimes law should protect police

Republicans in Georgia’s state Senate have added police as a protected class to proposed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders, complicating chances of its passage by lobbing a political grenade into the belly of the bill with little time left in the legislative session. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday night approved a hate crimes bill passed by the state House over a year ago but added “first responders” as a protected class alongside race, color, religion, nationa...
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Alleged bogus doctor accused over three deaths in Greece

Colleague who saw man seemingly unable to properly sterilise his hands raised alarmA Greek man accused of fabricating medical qualifications to pose as a doctor, whose bogus cures allegedly resulted in three deaths, fell under suspicion after a real medic spotted his inability to properly sterilise his hands.The 47-year-old man was arrested in Athens on charges of manslaughter and fraud this week. Continue reading...
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Champions League to finish with mini-tournament in Lisbon

GENEVA — The Champions League will finish with a mini-tournament in Lisbon, restarting in August after a five-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eight teams will play from the quarterfinals in knockout games at two venues over 12 days, the UEFA executive committee decided Wednesday. The final will be held at the home stadium of Portuguese club Benfica on Aug. 23 – the latest date in the competition’s 65-year history. UEFA will decide next month if fans can attend the games. Cur...
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Thoughts on How the Pandemic Must Affect Greek Tourism | By Pavlos Papadimitriou & Gelina Kordoni

In one of our previous articles, we analysed the impact of COVID-19 on hotel occupancy in Athens and Thessaloniki whereas our latest one was an attempt to interpret the different perspectives of Greek hospitality industry experts through targeted interviews that offered further insight on the aspects affecting hotel operations in the short-term. In the process of writing both of these articles two main 'ankyloses' of the local hospitality market came up in a way that was not clearly appar...
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Greece welcomes foreign visitors, restarts summer tourism

Greece reopened its main airports to more international flights on Monday, hoping to kick-start its vital tourism sector after three months in lockdown. "Well it's great, it's like freedom," U.S. tourist Chris Saye said, speaking through a mask at Athens' main airport after arriving from Paris with his wife. Passengers arriving from airports deemed high-risk by the European Union's aviation safety agency, including airports in the Paris region, are tested for the coronavirus on arrival and qua...
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Mountain Warehouse Canada Deals: Save Up to 70% OFF Summer Wardrobe Including Dresses, T-Shirts, Shorts + More

This weekend, you can enjoy many awesome deals at Mountain Warehouse Canada. The deals are the following: Save up to 70% off Summer Wardrobe Save up to 70% off clearance Wetsuits starting at $39.99 Sleeping bags starting at $19.99 Softshell jackets starting at $29.99 This Athens Patterned Jersey Womens Wrap Dress is on sale for only $16.99. You’re saving 72% off from the original price of $59.99! Update your holiday wardrobe with this Athens Patterned Wrap Dress. Made of lightweight and brea...
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U.S. ruling over ancient bronze horse a 'huge victory' for Greece: minister

Greece’s culture minister has hailed a U.S. court ruling over a disputed ancient horse figurine as a major victory that may help Athens and others fighting to reclaim antiquities. Lina Mendoni said Tuesday’s ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had set a precedent and recognised countries' sovereign right to call for the return of artefacts. The Greek government wrote to Sotheby’s auction house in 2018 asking it to stop a sale of the 8th century BC statue, saying it was Greek nation...
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The Latest: S Korea has 56 new COVID cases amid resurgence

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 56 new cases of COVID-19 as the country continues to see a resurgence of the virus concentrated in the capital area.Figures released by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday brought national totals to 12,003 cases and 277 deaths. It says 10,699 people have so far been released from hospitals after recovery, but 1,057 others remain in treatment.At least 45 of the new cases were reported from the Seoul metropolitan area, wh...
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Why are these borders so weird?

Borders have a simple job: separate different areas from each other.But they can get complicated fast, as shown by a new book.Here are a few of the bizarre borders it focuses on. Simple in theory What separates us humans from other animals? The use of tools or language? The invention of God or music? The ability to blush? (According to Mark Twain, we're the only animal that can – or needs to). The jury is still out. For a swifter verdict, ask what separates humans from each other. Quite literal...
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Greece, Italy to sign accord on maritime zones

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime boundaries during a visit by Italy's foreign minister to Athens on Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry said. The deal follows months of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region over natural resources. Turkey, Greece and Cyprus have been caught in a complex diplomatic standoff over the issue.
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Greece summer 2020 travel

Greece is ready to accept travelers again, and its deft management of the COVID-19 crises should put it at the top of places to consider visiting this summer. As of this week, Greece counted fewer than 3,000 coronavirus infections and just 180 deaths, nearly the lowest per capita rate in Europe. Few would have expected a country going through a decade of debt to set such an admirable precedent in pandemic management. Greece’s outperformance can be attributed to a combination of causes, but th...
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How the Generational Cycle of History Explains Our Current Crisis

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in July 2012. As is the generation of leaves, so to of men: At one time the wind shakes the leaves to the ground but then the flourishing woods Gives birth, and the season of spring comes into existence; So it is with the generations of men, which alternately come forth and pas...
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Greek demonstrators hurl firebombs towards U.S. embassy in Athens

Demonstrators hurled firebombs in a march towards the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens on Wednesday in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Reuters journalists saw demonstrators throwing several flaming objects which erupted into flames on the street towards the heavily-guarded embassy in central Athens and police responding with rounds of teargas. Demonstrators were holding banners and placards reading "Black lives matter" and "I can't breathe".
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Covid-19: Greece quarantines all passengers from Qatar flight

All 91 travellers put in quarantine after 12 test positive, illustrating risk of welcoming back tourists Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGreece has been forced to confront the risks of restarting international tourism after authorities announced that 12 out of 91 passengers onboard a Qatar Airlines flight to Athens had tested positive for coronavirus.The civil protection ministry responded by suspending air links to and from the Arab state until 15 June. All 91 travel...
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Lockdowns ease in Florida, Europe with new tourism rules

ROME — The first day of June saw coronavirus restrictions ease from Asia to Europe to the United States on Monday, even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks.The Florida Keys welcomed visitors for the first time in two months, the Colosseum opened its ancient doors in Rome, ferries restarted in Bangladesh, golfers played in Greece and students returned to classes in Britain.But even as the tourist-dependent Keys took down barriers to allow visitors, Miami-Dade ...
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Britain left off 'safe list' of countries free to holiday in Greece

UK fails to fit epidemiological profile demanded by Athens, which has kept Covid-19 in checkGreece might be high on the list of many people’s summer holiday destinations, but for Britons dreaming of getting away the country will be out of reach for some time yet. The UK was not included on a list of 29 countries released by Athens on Friday deemed to fit an “epidemiological profile” that makes travel from them relatively safe.  Continue reading...
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Greece to open airports to arrivals from 29 countries from June 15

Greece said Friday it would reopen its airports in Athens and Thessaloniki to arrivals from 29 countries from June 15, the start of the tourist season. Visitors would be allowed to fly into Greece from 16 EU countries, including Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Czech Republic, Baltic countries, Cyprus and Malta, the tourism ministry said in a statement. Outside the European Union, holidaymakers from Switzerland, Norway, and neighbouring Balkan countries such as Albania, Serbia and North...
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Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of a gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. "There will be some 20-25 countries whose nationals will be allowed to come," a government source said, adding that the list would include Cyprus, Israel and countries in central Europe and the Balkans. Greece currently allows citizens from all EU count...
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5 injured in South Los Angeles shooting

LOS ANGELES — Five people were hospitalized Wednesday morning with injuries suffered in a shooting in the unincorporated Athens area near South Los Angeles. Deputies responded to a shooting in the 11800 block of Berendo Avenue, near 119th Street, about 10:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A total of five victims were taken to hospitals in critical condition, CBS2 reported. That report could not be immediately confirmed by the Sheriff’s Department. Details ...
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