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There should be nothing wrong in waving Palestinian flags at Eurovision | Michael Segalov

As an audience member in Tel Aviv I saw the flags of many nations on display, why not those of Israel’s neighbours?There were loud boos in the Tel Aviv Expo Centre on Saturday night, and not just when it was announced that voters in Greece and Cyprus had once again awarded each other the full 12 Eurovision song contest points in their annual display of allegiance. When Hatari – the Icelandic entrants – waved Palestinian scarves solemnly to the cameras as their results rolled in, my fellow audien...
Tags: Eurovision, Israel, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Madonna, Pop and rock, Music, World news


The truth about sex: we are not getting enough

In a world that seems so at ease with sex, you’d think we were having it all the time. Think againWe owe a lot to the sex lives of Greeks. Ancient Greece gave us the origins of the names and concepts for homosexuality, homophobia and nymphomania, as well as narcissism and pederasty. The Romans talked freely to each other in toilets and were equally community-minded when it came to sex, with a reputation for lasciviousness and orgies. Georgians, we believe, were smutty, and Victorians were prudes...
Tags: Sex, Health & wellbeing, Life and style, Sexuality, Sexual health, Relationships


Where can you find? ... Live jazz in ROC, May 16-22

Hey, if you Like us on Facebook, head on over there and vote on my recent post asking whether you'd like for me to set up a Facebook Group for JazzRochester so you can "talk amongst yourselves" and with me about live jazz in and around Rochester.  I hear it's all the rage (seriously, it is part of FB's attempts to up its privacy game and I probably should get on that boat as you may never see the content on the page once it goes into effect).   Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the nex...
Tags: Facebook, Greece, Jazz, Rochester, Ontario, Williamson, Hanna, Facebook Group, Roc, Fairport, Eastman School of Music, Pat Metheny, Alan Murphy, Charley Brown, Herb Smith, Jazz Around Town


Veteran Lawyer Says Emerging-Market Debt Is Headed for Trouble - Bloomberg

Veteran Lawyer Says Emerging-Market Debt Is Headed for Trouble - Bloomberg:For developing countries facing down creditors, Lee Buchheit was the cavalry. During his 43-year career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, the quick-witted restructuring lawyer gained a reputation for shattering investors’ dreams of sky-high returns.Buchheit, 68, brought arcane legal terms such as collective action clauses and asset protection orders into modern debt markets. He deployed the former to spur a settlem...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Iraq, Bloomberg, Pittsburgh, Buchheit, Cleary, Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP, Lee Buchheit, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


What Did Etruscan Sound Like? An Animated Video Pronounces the Ancient Language That We Still Don’t Fully Understand

Readers of Open Culture no doubt have more pronounced polyglot tendencies than average web-surfers, and perhaps even toward relatively unlikely languages, but let us ask this: how many Etruscan speakers do you know? You've probably heard that name, which refers to the civilization that existed in ancient Italy between roughly the eleventh and third century BC and in roughly the era of modern-day Tuscany. The Etruscans had their own language, but it didn't survive their civilization's ass...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Greece, College, History, Rome, Egypt, Italy, Seoul, Tuscany, Facebook Twitter, Etruscans, Sung, Roman Republic, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles


Migrants on the island of Lesbos find refuge on soccer field

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — A 10-minute walk from Europe’s largest refugee camp, across olive groves and open land scattered with thorns and wildflowers, sits a nondescript yet remarkable soccer field. It’s a place where residents of the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos can briefly forget about their tiny container-homes and crowded tents […]
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, Sports, Soccer, Nation, Moria


Greek journalist's car targeted in reported bomb attack

A car belonging to a reporter was targeted by a bomb blast in northern Athens, CNN affiliate CNN Greece reported.
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Greek journalist's car targeted in reported bomb attack

A car belonging to a reporter was targeted by a bomb blast in northern Athens, CNN affiliate CNN Greece reported.
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Greece: Greece - Golden Visa - A. Karitzis & Associates

Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa and is comprised of 11 different geographical areas.
Tags: News, Greece, Africa, Associates, Europe Asia, Greece Golden Visa


Family Holiday in Mykonos – Visit Greece

If you are planning a holiday in Mykonos, we assure you that this would be the best ever holiday you would love to have with your family. One of the most charming and idyllic regions in the Greek Cycladic Islands, Mykonos is known for the best beaches and gutsy winds and as also for an exciting party scene. If this is your first visit to Mykonos, the tips that we would be sharing here should help you make the most of your itinerary in Mykonos. What can you do on a family holiday in Mykonos? ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Greece, Mykonos, Aegean Sea, Greece Check, Greek Cycladic Islands Mykonos, Agrari Beach, Panormos Beach, Peloponnesos, Mykonos Kalosta, Panormas, Mykonos Well Mykonos


Greece: Commercial/Corporate Newsletter - April 2019 - Your Legal Partners

Law 4605/2019 on the harmonization of Greek law with Directive 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8/6/16 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets)
Tags: News, Greece, European Parliament


Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee’s Refugee Population

24-year-old NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the Milwaukee Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals this year, but as a child in Greece, he lived the life of a stateless undocumented immigrant. Until recently, even the children of African immigrants who were born here found it difficult to secure legal residency, let alone citizenship. Their stateless status denied them national health care, Civil Service jobs and access to sports leagues. Antetokounmpo only gained Greek citizenship si...
Tags: New York, Greece, Milwaukee, Nigeria, Civil Service, Syria, Nba, Myanmar, Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kottke, Aurora, Antetokounmpo, Giannis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kasim, Nikos Odubitan


What are the most popular dog breeds

Every year, the American Kennel Club (AKC) tallies the number of pups registered as each recognized breed. And every year, for the past 28 years, one breed has reigned. Here’s the backstory behind that dog, and 10 of the other most popular purebreds. Of course, it’s important to adopt our new best friends rather than purchase them. According to the World Health Organization, more than 200 million stray dogs roam the world, looking for a family. Puppy mills, commercial, profit-driven breeding ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Greece, Dogs, France, Scotland, Germany, US, Dog Breeds, Munich, Ford, Yorkshire, World Health Organization, John


Post bailout, Greece offers tax breaks, pension bonus

Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved tax breaks and bonuses for pensioners in the crisis-hit nation days before elections, rowing back some austerity mandated by international bailouts.
Tags: Money, Greece, businessNews


Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation

Family vacations are typically difficult to plan, as the parents must think of all sorts of things that will make the vacation comfortable, fun and dare we say relaxing. Crete, as a destination, is a no-brainer when it comes to family vacations as it offers variety in hotel properties, fun experiences, the nature is completely […] The post Why Elounda is ideal for your next family vacation appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Family Travel, Crete, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe


US Ambassador to Greece condemns vandal attack on his home

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Greece has condemned a vandalism attack on his home in Athens, after paint was thrown at the wall outside his residence near the embassy. Geoffrey Pyatt said in a tweet Wednesday that the paint attack was “childish vandalism” and that he would work with Greek authorities “to […]
Tags: News, Greece, US, Nation, Athens, ATHENS Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt


A Sex Strike to Nowhere

Lysistrata, the character from the Aristophanes play of the same name, declared a sex strike to try to stop a devastating war in ancient Greece.Alyssa Milano, the actress and political activist, declared a sex strike to try to stop Georgia from protecting unborn children in the womb.The state just passed and signed into law a so-called heartbeat bill to outlaw abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable. This led Milano to conclude that women can’t risk pregnancy until further notice, and tha...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Supreme Court, Greece, Alyssa Milano, Georgia, United States, Lysistrata, John Roberts, Roe, Milano


Learn Philosophy with a Wealth of Free Courses, Podcasts and YouTube Videos

Used to be, a few thousand years ago, if you wanted to learn philosophy, you’d hang out in the agora, the public space in ancient Greece whose name turned into verbs meaning both “to shop” and “to speak in public.” Politics and metaphysics mingled freely with commerce. If a Socrates-like sage took a liking to you, you might follow him around. If not, you might pay a sophist—a word meaning wise teacher before it became a term of abuse that Plato lobbed at rivals who charged for their services. O...
Tags: Google, London, Greece, College, France, Bbc, Philosophy, Melvyn Bragg, King, Alain De Botton, Wheaton College, Nigel Warburton, Facebook Twitter, Plato, BBC Radio, Josh Jones


Milwaukee Greeks rally behind Bucks' Antetokounmpo

The Bucks' NBA playoff run has Milwaukee buzzing with anticipation that the team could win its first title since 1971. Particularly interested is the Greek community, which has rallied around star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was born in Greece. (May 13)
Tags: News, Greece, Milwaukee, Basketball, Nba, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Greeks


Milwaukee Greeks rally behind Bucks' Antetokounmpo

The Bucks’ NBA playoff run has Milwaukee buzzing with anticipation that the team could win its first title since 1971. Particularly interested is the Greek community, which has rallied around star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was born in Greece. (May 13)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Greece, Milwaukee, Ap, Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Greeks, Bucks NBA


Milwaukee Greeks rally behind Bucks' Antetokounmpo

The Bucks' NBA playoff run has Milwaukee buzzing with anticipation that the team could win its first title since 1971. Particularly interested is the Greek community, which has rallied around star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was born in Greece. (May 13)
Tags: News, Greece, Milwaukee, Basketball, Nba, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Greeks


OAP stuck in Greece after 90th birthday holiday 'nightmare'

Maysie McLeod spent her 90th birthday in hospital after fracturing her hip in a fall.
Tags: News, Greece, OAP, Maysie McLeod


Kitchen Travels by PW Food & Friends

Wallace Stevens wrote: “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” Travel is the obvious way to see that beauty in the world, but it requires resources in the form of time, energy, good health, and a way to pay for it all. Thankfully, there are other ways to explore, too: make new friends from different places, read books, watch movies and documentaries, listen to the music of other cultures, and our favorite, naturally: try different cuisines with an open mind. Toda...
Tags: Food, South Korea, Greece, India, Spain, Ireland, PW Food amp, Wallace Stevens


A Journey Into Greece’s Land of a Thousand Stories

One writer chronicles his voyage to the island of Ithaca, where Odysseus was once reputedly king.
Tags: News, Greece, Ithaca, Homer, Odysseus, Athens (Greece, Greek Civilization, Plato (428-348 BC, Mount Athos (Greece


European elections: Love and hate in EU after economic rescues

Enthusiasm for the EU is strong in Ireland, weak in Greece - yet both had huge EU bailouts.
Tags: News, Greece, Eu, Ireland


Love and hate after two economic rescues

Enthusiasm for the EU is strong in Ireland, weak in Greece - yet both had huge EU bailouts.
Tags: News, Greece, Eu, Ireland


OAP stuck in Greece after holiday travel insurance 'nightmare'

Maysie McLeod spent her 90th birthday in hospital after her insurance company failed to bring her home after a fall.
Tags: News, Greece, OAP, Maysie McLeod


Greece’s Tsipras faces confidence vote after backing ally

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers are holding a vote of confidence in the left-wing government, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras turned a censure motion against a junior minister into a test of his entire administration. Tsipras is expected to win the ballot late Friday. His Syriza party has 145 seats in the 300-member parliament, […]
Tags: News, Greece, Ap, Nation, Alexis Tsipras, Tsipras, ATHENS Greece


Varoufakis draws fire over run for German EU elections seat

Old allies accuse former Greek finance minister of splintering leftwing vote at a time of far-right revival Four years after Greece’s former “rock-star finance minister” clashed with his northern European counterparts over austerity measures and debt relief, Yanis Varoufakis is once again taking the fight to his old enemy.This time, he hopes to make friends rather than foes: at the end of this month, Varoufakis will try to convince voters to elect him as a member of the European parliament – not...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Germany, Eu, World news, European elections, Yanis Varoufakis, Varoufakis, European parliamentary elections 2019


Can Yanis Varoufakis save Europe? – video

The Greek economist is back battling the EU establishment, this time at the helm of a new movement, DiEM25. Backed by Pamela Anderson and the world’s most famous cyborg, he is fighting ultra-right populism with a radical agenda he thinks can restore people's lost faith in democracy. As the European parliamentary elections approach, is anyone listening? Phoebe Greenwood finds out  Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Greece, Economics, Eu, World news, Global Economy, European elections, Yanis Varoufakis, Pamela Anderson, Phoebe Greenwood, European parliamentary elections 2019