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A Different Kind Of Gold Torso

These aren’t from ancient Greece or Rome. Instead, they’re modern casts artist Ellen Downes makes to help women heal from trauma. – BBC
Tags: Art, Greece, Rome, Visual, Ellen Downes


Sculpture in New Orleans Has Feminist View of Ancient Greece

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Men may have ruled ancient Greece, making all the important decisions about money, religion and war. But when those toga-swathed boys needed crucial advice, they turned to a woman. Three thousand years ago, Greek leaders made pilgrimages to the Oracle of Delphi, a priestess who was revered as the spokesperson of the gods. History forgets that at one of the centers of Western civilization, it was a woman pulling the strings.
Tags: Greece, Ap, New Orleans, Delphi


"[T]he United States is in the midst of a spiritual reboot. Just look at the stats: Four in ten millennials no longer identify with any religion..."

"But while people are leaving organized religion in droves, Americans are still hungry for spiritual nourishment.... Astrology and other psychic services are booming, and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend of consumers seeking out mysticism. Psychedelics fit perfectly into this new framework.... 'Our religious and spiritual institutions have become hollowed-out shells. They’re bereft, in a way, and a lot of people want something more than that—an affirmation to their intuition that ther...
Tags: Greece, Law, Drugs, United States, Astrology, Los Angeles Magazine, Ann Althouse, Religion Substitutes, Albert Hofmann, L.A, Brian Muraresku, Dennis -RSB- McKenna, Eleusia


Here’s one reason why SMEs aren’t meeting sustainability targets

According to the UN, we now have five times the number of recorded weather disasters than we had in 1970, from wildfires across Greece and Turkey to flash flooding in Indonesia, Germany, and Belgium. As Secretary General António Guterres said earlier this year, “we have reached a tipping point on the need for climate action.”  The EU has set ambitious targets with its new Green Deal, namely the goal to cut emissions by 55% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2030. But the solution is much more complex ...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Science, Greece, Events, Eu, Turkey, Belgium, Un, Green Deal, Alternative Fuel, Antonio Guterres, Growth Quarters, Indonesia Germany


Greek Maria Sakkari qualifies for season-ending WTA Finals

Greece's Maria Sakkari will make her debut at the WTA Finals after the 26-year-old qualified for the season-ending championships after reaching the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Tags: Greece, Cnn, Kremlin, Maria Sakkari


Greece: Mandatory Diagnostic COVID-19 Testing For Private Sector Employees In Greece - Zepos & Yannopoulos

Ministerial Decision Νο. 64232, published on 16 October 2021, regulates the process of mandatory diagnostic Covid-19 testing for private sector employees and sets out a new weekly declaration...
Tags: News, Greece, Yannopoulos, Greece Zepos


Greece: Striking Hospital Staff Hold Protest in Athens

Hundreds of Greek state hospital workers are marching through central Athens as part of a 24-hour strike to protest staff shortages and compulsory coronavirus vaccinations.
Tags: Greece, Athens


Syrian family sue EU border agency over removal from Greece

Family who were sent to Turkey despite lodging asylum claims take case to European courtFive years to the day after a family of Syrian refugees were bundled on to a plane and deported to Turkey despite having lodged asylum claims in Greece, they are taking their case to the European court of justice.In an unprecedented step, a Dutch firm of human rights lawyers announced on Wednesday that it had filed a lawsuit against Frontex, the EU border agency that operated the flight, and was seeking damag...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Greece, Eu, European Union, World news, Turkey, Court of justice of the European Union


Greece Wants 'Realistic' EU Green Policy for Shipping

ATHENS (Reuters) - EU shipping power Greece has told the European Commission that adding the industry to the bloc's carbon emissions trading scheme...
Tags: Greece, Athens, European Commission, Reuters EU, EU Green Policy for Shipping


A glorious way of eating in Greece

A CNN writer went to explore the real-life Mediterranean diet -- an award-winning style of healthy eating she had been covering for years as a health journalist -- in Greece.
Tags: Greece, Cnn, Mediterranean


Quake off Greece's Karpathos shakes eastern Mediterranean

An earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday, shaking towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean, witnesses and media said.
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, Mediterranean, Karpathos


Car Carrying Migrants Crashes in Greece; 1 Dead, 9 Injured

Greek police say a vehicle carrying 10 migrants hoping to head from Greece north into the Balkans has crashed in northern Greece overnight.
Tags: Greece, Balkans


Greece Vows to Link Egypt's Energy Grid to European Union

Greece has promised to link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable that would carry electricity across the Mediterranean.
Tags: Greece, European Union, Egypt


Quake off Greece's Karpathos Shakes Eastern Mediterranean

CAIRO/ATHENS (Reuters) -An earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday, shaking towns and cities across the eastern...
Tags: Greece, Reuters, Karpathos, Karpathos Shakes Eastern Mediterranean, CAIRO ATHENS


I couldn't go to escape rooms during the pandemic, so these card games recreated the experience from my couch

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Unlock! games are virtual escape rooms that come in different themes like time travel and haunted houses. Jenny McGrath/Insider Unlock! card games are a bit like an escape room in a box. You and a few friends huddle around your phone for about an hour and try to puzzle out the mystery. The games are available in themes like time travel, haunted houses, and more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Unl...
Tags: Greece, US, Trends, Netflix, White Rabbit, BoardGameGeek, Jenny McGrath, Arsene Lupin


Olivia Colman & Dakota Johnson in 'The Lost Daughter' Official Trailer

"Children are a crushing responsibility." Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for an acclaimed film titled The Lost Daughter, marking the feature directorial debut of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. She both writes and directs this adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel of the same name about two mothers who meet on a beach. The Lost Daughter premiered at both the 2021 Venice & Telluride Film Festivals this year, earning a number of rave reviews (ours included). A woman's beach vacatio...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Trailer, Netflix, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson, Elena Ferrante, Indies, To Watch, Paul Mescal, Venice Telluride Film Festivals


Protesters Disrupt Torch Lighting For Beijing Winter Olympics

The demonstrators at the ceremony in Greece carried a Tibetan flag and a "No genocide games" banner.
Tags: News, Greece


‘People felt threatened even by a puppet refugee’: Little Amal’s epic walk through love and fear

From being pelted with stones in Greece to receiving a papal welcome in Rome, the giant girl’s migrant trek from Syria to Manchester provoked powerful responsesIn Greece, far-right protesters threw things at her as she walked through the streets, local councillors voted to ban her from visiting a village of Orthodox monasteries, and protests in Athens meant her route had to be diverted. In France, the mayor of Calais raised objections to her presence.At times, the 8,000km journey across Europe o...
Tags: Art, Europe, UK, Greece, France, Theatre, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Stage, Manchester, Refugees


Beijing 2022: Protest staged at Winter Olympics torch lighting

Activists with banners attempt to interrupt the ceremony at Greece's ancient Olympia on Monday.
Tags: News, Greece, Beijing, Olympia


International 'US Cyber Games' Competition Seeks Next Generation of Cybersecurity Experts

"As the United States seeks to shore up its defenses against cyberattacks, the country is seeking to harness the skills of some of the country's most promising young minds," reports the Washington Post, "using a model that mirrors competitive video gaming, also known as esports." Though it's a partnership between the federal government, academia and the private sector, it's being run by Katzcy, a northern Virginia-based digital marketing firm, the Post reports: U.S. Cyber Games, a project fo...
Tags: Post, Greece, Washington Post, Virginia, Tech, United States, Florida Tech, O Connor, Katzcy, Lt Col TJ O Connor


"Nothing could be less representative of Maria Callas, as no opera singer, not even a second-grade student at music school, would ever adopt such a pose with crossed arms in front of their chest."

"Opera is about singing and … freeing up the voice. If Callas were to try singing, in real life, in the stance conceived by the sculptor, the result would be like a violinist trying to play on a broken violin."Said one former opera singer, quoted in "Gandhi in heels? Maria Callas statue hits the wrong note/Critics compare figure of famous soprano erected in Greek capital to an Oscar statuette" (The Guardian). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Greece, Law, Sculpture, Opera, Gandhi, Said, Maria Callas, Ann Althouse, Callas


Gandhi in heels? Maria Callas statue hits the wrong note

Critics compare figure of famous soprano erected in Greek capital to an Oscar statuette Drama in life, drama in posterity. For Maria Callas, Greece’s greatest diva, there is, even 44 years after her death, no let up from the artistic wrangling that was her lot.But this time the uproar is focused on a statue erected at the foot of the ancient Acropolis, opposite the Roman theatre where the world-renowned opera singer made her debut. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Greece, World news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Acropolis, Roman, Gandhi, Maria Callas


32 Days of Halloween XIV: Day #16

Night of the Living Dead: The Musical,Jack Benny Halloween, &The Land of the Minotaur! I’ve often said that somebody needed to turn Night of the Living Dead into an opera. Well, apparently it’s been at least turned into a proper stage musical. Here is the “title track.” I wish the sound had been working properly…a few people you can’t bloody well hear. Next, we go to 1947 and Jack Benny…we’ve shared a number of his Halloween shows in the past. And while this came out at the ri...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Musicals, Greece, Horror, 32 Days of Halloween, Peter Cushing, Old Time Radio, Jack Benny, Living Dead, Donald Pleasence, Night of the Living Dead, Luan Peters


Hope and fear in EU as hardliner tipped to be German finance minister

Prospect of the FDP’s Christian Lindner taking charge has ‘half of Europe quaking in its boots’Germany’s biggest neighbours are watching the formation of the country’s new government with a mixture of hope and fear, amid concerns that a fiscal hardliner hotly tipped to become the next finance minister could drag the continent back to the frosty standoffs of the eurozone crisis.The Social Democratic party (SPD), the German Greens and the Free Democratic party (FDP) were expected to inch further t...
Tags: Europe, Business, Greece, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, Eurozone crisis, Euro, Italy, FDP, Social Democratic Party SPD, Free Democratic Party FDP, Christian Lindner, German federal election 2021, German Greens


Hope and fear in the EU as Germany chooses a new government

Tipped as the next finance minister, the FDP’s Christian Lindner has a reputation for upsetting the neighboursGermany’s biggest neighbours are watching the formation of the country’s new government with a mixture of hope and fear, amid concerns that a fiscal hardliner hotly tipped to become the next finance minister could drag the continent back to the frosty standoffs of the eurozone crisis.The Social Democratic party (SPD), the German Greens and the Free Democratic party (FDP) are expected to ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Greece, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, Eurozone crisis, Euro, Italy, FDP, Social Democratic Party SPD, Free Democratic Party FDP, Christian Lindner, German federal election 2021, German Greens


The real reason European countries are upset about the US's withdrawal from Afghanistan

Afghans hoping to flee the country gather near the military side of the airport in Kabul, August 20, 2021. European leaders expressed shock and dismay at the US's withdrawal from Afghanistan in August. Their reaction may reflect concern about another wave of migration like the one that roiled Europe in 2015. European leaders now appear to be taking steps to head off another influx of displaced people. The US's withdrawal from Afghanistan in mid-August was met with disbelief and a...
Tags: Europe, UK, Greece, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, International, Trends, Eu, Turkey, Syria, Analysis, Afghanistan, Taliban, Italy, Athens


Greece, US Expand Defense Pact in Face of Turkey Tensions

The United States and Greece are expanding a defense cooperation deal that will grant American forces broader use of bases in that country.
Tags: Greece, Turkey, United States, Greece US


Greece: Severe Storm, Floods Batter Athens, Fire-Hit Island

Severe storms have swept across Greece, flooding hundreds of homes in Athens and prompting evacuations on an island ravaged by summer wildfires.
Tags: Greece, Athens


Greece, U.S. Renew Defence Deal to Boost Cooperation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Greece and the United States signed on Thursday an agreement which renews a long-standing defence cooperation among the two...
Tags: Greece, Washington, United States, Reuters Greece


Greece Says Renewed Defence Deal With U.S. to Protect Sovereignty of Both

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A renewed defence cooperation deal between the U.S. and Greece is designed to mutually safeguard and protect the sovereignty...
Tags: Greece, Washington, Reuters