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Coronavirus live news: Greece accused of releasing misleading data; Bahrain approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Revelations of distorted case tallies cause controversy in Greece; Bahrain is second country to approve Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; Cyprus announces new travel measuresUS breaks daily case record as Fauci warns of ‘terrible’ JanuaryWuhan virologist warns more bat coronaviruses can cross overFauci apologises for implied criticism of speedy UK vaccine approvalUS coronavirus updates - liveUK coronavirus updates - live 4.23pm GMT Bahrain has granted emergency use authorisation for the Pfizer/BioNTe...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, Atlanta, UK News, World news, Cyprus, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Amsterdam, Microbiology, Delta, Pfizer


GROWING WATERCRESS FROM SEED

Watercress is a highly underrated salad crop, rarely seen in the supermarkets, and yet is considered by many to be a super-food! In ancient Greece watercress was so venerated that the physician and father of modern medicine, Hippocrates (460 – c. 370 BC) is said to have deliberately located his first hospital beside a stream so that he could grow a plentiful supply of watercress to help treat his patients! With the aid of modern technology we know that watercress is packed fill of nutrients a...
Tags: Europe, Gardening, Greece, Don, John Innes, Simon Eade, Hippocrates 460


Coronavirus live news: Iran passes 1m Covid-19 cases; Italy announces Christmas travel restrictions

Iran reports 13,922 new infections to go past 1m cases in total; Italy to limit travel outside of towns; US suffers highest daily deaths since AprilUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolUK coronavirus – latest updates 11.24am GMT Greece has extended a nationwide lockdown - imposed last month to contain a surge in new coronavirus cases - to 14 December. The lockdown, the c...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Valéry Giscard, Coronavirus, COVID


The gold standard: Rafer Johnson’s extraordinary life ends at age 86

Those who knew Rafer Johnson tell their stories in sympathetic tones to those who didn’t, as if it were the lost opportunity of a lifetime. Johnson was the 1960 Olympic champion in the decathlon. When his daughter Jenny began studying ancient Greece in elementary school, Johnson brought out his gold medal. For many years it was the only time she ever saw it. “He was the guy folding up the chairs at the end of a concert, handing out drinks at our soccer games,” said Bill Shumard, who for 15 years...
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Europe is slaughtering millions of mink to curb the spread of COVID-19

Mink around the world are getting infected with a mutated strain of the coronavirus. After hundreds of human coronavirus cases in Denmark were linked to the animals, the government ordered the culling of its entire population of 17 million mink in early November.  Some mink breeders and lawmakers protested the decision, demanding farmers be compensated for the slaughtering. Denmark is the world's largest exporter of mink fur, and many fear that this move could mean the end of the mink industry ...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Trends, Ireland, Denmark, Reuters, Netherlands Spain, Jeppesen, Europe View, Mette Frederiksen, Jeppe Kofod, Kozani, Theofilos Katzoglou, Hans Henrik Jeppesen, Hannah Jiang Kaitlyn Wang


Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Filmmakers Talk the Challenges of Creating The Great Before, Early Story Ideas & More [Interview]

Pete Docter is the chief creative officer of Pixar Animation, so he already has his hands full. Combine that with the fact that he’s directing the animation studio’s latest movie Soul, and he’s one of the busiest people in Hollywood. But thankfully, he had co-director/writer Kemp Powers, and producer Dana Murray to help him out, not to mention all the talented people at Pixar making his job a little easier. /Film was lucky enough to be invited to speak with all three of these filmmakers to talk...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Greece, Interviews, New York City, Disney, Earth, Features, Soul, Animation, Tina Fey, Pixar, Alice, Joe, Riley, Dana


Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Was Originally a Heist Film and Went Through Several Different Story Iterations

Pixar’s Soul is coming to Disney+ on Christmas Day, and as with any movie from the acclaimed animation studio, it’s been a long road to get there. With production lasting several years and a creative workflow that allows for constant changes to be made in order to deliver the best story possible, there were several different iterations of the movie that evolved throughout development. In fact, director Pete Docter said the movie actually started off as a heist movie. /Film was lucky enough to c...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Interviews, Disney, Earth, Soul, Animation, Pixar, Alice, Joe, Trivia, Pete-Docter, Kemp Powers, The Zone, Disney/Pixar, Family Films


EU lawmakers to push audio-visual sector on geoblocking

European Union lawmakers are considering whether current rules aimed at limiting the practice of geoblocking across the bloc should be extended to cover access to streaming audio-visual content. Access to services like Netflix tends to be gated to individual EU Member States, meaning Europeans can be barred from accessing libraries of content offered elsewhere in the region. So if you’re trying to use your Netflix subscription to access the service after moving to another Member State, or want t...
Tags: TC, Europe, Media, Greece, Germany, Tech, Eu, European Union, Netflix, Commission, Streaming Tv, Audio-visual, Geoblocking, ThierryBreton


Why stifado is ‘the best food in Greece’ – plus the recipe

This rabbit stew is a big fat Greek classic with many variations, none more memorable than on a summer evening on an Ionian islandThe best meal I ever had in Greece wasn’t mine. It was my friend Nic’s; I tried a mouthful and abandoned my plate for his kouneli stifado – rabbit stew, an unfussy Greek classic that was probably a gift from the Venetians. We tend to think of dill, oregano and thyme as Greek flavours, but this dish, and others, use exotic spices – cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves.I ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Greece, NIC, Food And Drink, Greek food and drink, Europe Holidays, Greece Holidays


Cereal, olive and vine pollen reveal market integration in Ancient Greece

By analyzing sediment cores taken from six sites in southern Greece, an international team of researchers identified trends in cereal, olive, and vine pollen indicating structural changes in agricultural production between 1000 BCE and 600 CE. In a study published The Economic Journal, the researchers combine varying fields of scientific research to provide evidence for a market economy in ancient Greece characterized by integrated agricultural production and a major expansion of trade
Tags: Science, Greece


Coronavirus live news: fears African vaccination may not start until mid-2021; Greek patients airlifted to Athens

Health campaigners fear Africa near the back of queue for vaccines; patients airlifted from northern Greece to Athens; Swedish royals test positiveUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 3.19pm GMT Hello everyone, I am running the Guardian’s global live feed today, bringing you the latest updates. Please do get...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Athens, Coronavirus


E.U. Border Agency Accused of Covering Up Migrant Pushback in Greece

Frontex is under fire for letting Greece illegally repel migrants as the agency expands to play a more central role at the bloc’s...
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Argentina and the world of football mourn Maradona

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Thousands of Argentines filed past Diego Maradona’s coffin in Buenos Aires on Thursday after the country and the world of football was plunged into mourning by his death at the age of 60. Mourners, many in tears, and many wearing the World Cup winner’s number 10 Argentina jersey, gathered at the Casa Rosada presidential palace where the national hero’s coffin was draped in the sky blue and white Argentine flag. Tributes poured in from around the world as supporters, players...
Tags: England, Greece, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Mexico City, Fifa, Belgium, Argentina, Pele, Gary Lineker, Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires, Naples, Napoli, Boca Juniors


Coronavirus live news: Swedish royals self-isolating after positive test; Germany extends partial lockdown

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia ‘have light flu symptoms’; Merkel warns restrictions may last until next year; Ukraine reports record daily case riseSicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.30am GMT Over in Greece military C-130 transport planes have begun airlifting patients stricken with Covid-19 from Drama, in th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Ukraine, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Athens, Merkel, Puma, Cuba


Plato’s utopia and why you don’t want to live there

Plato's "Republic" is the first utopian novel, complete with an ideal city—the Kallipolis. The totalitarian leanings of the Kallipolis have lead many thinkers to move in the opposite direction since then.Even if we don't like it, having to explain why we don't is a useful exercise. Literature and philosophy are littered with visions of utopia drawn up by thinkers with various ideological frameworks. Some are based on alternative economic systems; some are designed to fit a specific view of huma...
Tags: Politics, Greece, Future, Innovation, Literature, Philosophy, Republic, Plato, Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, Popper, Bertrand Russell, Karl Popper, Kallipolis


Want to be a fighter pilot? Here's what you'll need on your application

US Air Force Capt. Wesley Reid prepares for a mission at Andravida Air Base in Greece, April 1, 2019. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Branden Rae The Air Force is selective about who it lets strap into a $100 million fighter jet — understandably so. But there is more than one path to a career as a fighter pilot, according to US Air Force Maj. Justin "Hasard" Lee, who trains the next generation of F-35 pilots. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The road to becoming a US Air F...
Tags: Greece, US, Trends, Air Force, US Air Force, Lee, Justin, Fighter Pilot, Sandboxx, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, News Contributor, Capt Wesley Reid, Andravida Air Base, Branden Rae, Maj Justin Hasard Lee


3 strategies to gain control of your money today, no matter how stressed you are

Skye Gould/Business Insider Tanza Loudenback (left), hosted the Live Digital Bootcamp with panelists Preston D. Cherry (center) and Kelly Lannan (right). Business Insider Preston D. Cherry, CFP and founder of Concurrent Financial Planning, and Kelly Lannan, vice president of Fidelity Investment's Young Investors for Personal Investing, sat down with Business Insider's Tanza Loudenback for the Master your Money Live Digital Bootcamp. They discussed aligning your spending with y...
Tags: Greece, Trends, Budgeting, Spending, Financial Planning, Cherry, SJ, Tanza Loudenback, Lannan, Edit Series, Master Your Money, PFI SP, Kelly Lannan, Skye Gould Business Insider Tanza Loudenback, Fidelity Investment, MYM Thrive


The vaccine breakthroughs at Moderna and Pfizer are the latest examples of how immigrants have been driving billions in American innovation for decades

Noubar Afeyan, an immigrant from Lebanon, is the co-founder and chairman of Moderna, the company behind one of the most promising potential COVID019 vaccines. Flagship Pioneering Behind both Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech potential coronavirus vaccines are a group of incredible scientists, biotech CEOs, and venture capitalists funding the effort — many of whom are immigrants. Business Insider spoke with Moderna cofounder and chairman Noubar Afeyan, an immigrant himself, abou...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Greece, France, Germany, Russia, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Turkey, Joe Biden, Mit, Cologne, Canada


BBC Radio London looking into malicious caller’s use of n-word

The BBC is investigating a call to BBC Radio London on Saturday night after a caller made it to air voicing repeated offensive language. The caller, who claimed to be from Greece, spoke a number of offensive words with presenter Sunny but was allowed to continue unchallenged. Then the presenter seemed to completely ignore the caller talking about a board game that “kills n*****s and gays”. The caller then went on to repeat the N-word at least half a dozen times with the host sounding confused...
Tags: London, Greece, Top, Bbc, Radio, Radio industry, BBC Radio London


BBC Radio London looking into caller’s use of n-word

The BBC is investigating a call to BBC Radio London on Saturday night after a caller made it to air voicing repeated offensive language. The caller, who claimed to be from Greece, spoke a number of offensive words with presenter Sunny but was allowed to continue unchallenged. Then the presenter seemed to completely ignore the caller talking about a board game that “kills n*****s and gays”. The caller then went on to repeat the N-word at least half a dozen times with the host sounding confused...
Tags: London, Greece, Top, Bbc, Radio, Radio industry, BBC Radio London


Capturing your “rude” conqueror

Roman civilization is one of the foundation stones of our own western culture, and we are often exposed in newspaper and magazine articles, books, and even TV documentaries to the glories of Roman art, architecture, literature (the chances are you’ve read Virgil’s Aeneid), rhetoric (we’ve all heard of Cicero), even philosophy. Yet in the late first century BC the Roman poet Horace wrote: “Captive Greece captured her rude conqueror and introduced her arts to the crude Latin lands” (Epistle 2.1.15...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Greece, History, Rome, Italy, Macedonia, Athens, Mediterranean, Romans, Alexander, Virgil, Cicero, Atticus, Augustus


WATCH: An 86-year-old is one of the last Greek bakers who makes phyllo dough by hand. He turned his kitchen into a tourist attraction.

Phyllo dough is a very thin dough used to make pastries like baklava.The dough is almost exclusively made by machines these days, but one man in Greece has kept alive the tradition of making phyllo by hand.Giorgos Hatziparaskos has made phyllo dough by hand at his workshop in Rethymno, Greece, for more than 50 years.Because he can't produce as much dough as a machine, Hatziparaskos stayed afloat by turning his workshop into a tourist attraction where people can see the phyllo maker in action.Vie...
Tags: Greece, Trends, Rethymno Greece, Giorgos Hatziparaskos, Hatziparaskos


Refugees on Lesbos face winter in makeshift facility after camp razed

Greece says replacement will not be ready until summer as watchdog finds ‘degrading’ conditions in some centresThousands of people who were relocated to a tent camp after fires gutted Europe’s biggest refugee facility on the Greek island of Lesbos will have to endure winter in the rudimentary settlement.As Greece faced criticism from the continent’s top human rights watchdog, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, over the appalling conditions of several of its refugee holding centres, off...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Greece, European Union, World news, Turkey, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Refugees, Committee for the Prevention of Torture


Refugees on Lesbos face winter in makeshift camp after September fires

Greece admits new facility won’t be ready until summer as regulator finds conditions in some centres ‘degrading’Thousands of people relocated to a tent camp after fires gutted Europe’s biggest refugee facility on the Greek island of Lesbos will have to endure winter in the rudimentary settlement.As Greece faced criticism by the continent’s top human rights watchdog, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, over the appalling conditions of several of its refugee holding centres, officials con...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Greece, European Union, World news, Turkey, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Refugees, Committee for the Prevention of Torture


Greece’s Marathon Venture Capital completes first close for Fund II, reaching $47M

Marathon Venture Capital in Athens, Greece has completed the first closing of its second fund, reaching the €40m / $47M mark. Backing the new fund is the European Investment Fund, HDBI, as well as corporates, family offices and HNWIs around the world (plus many Greek founders). It plans to invest in Seed-stage startups from €1m to 1.5m initial tickets for 15-20% of equity. Team changes include Thaleia Misailidou being promoted to Principal, and Chris Gasteratos is promoted to Associate. Marat...
Tags: TC, Uber, Europe, New York, London, Money, Greece, Finance, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Investment, Athens, Venture Capital, Mitt Romney, Mobility


4 New Takeaways From The Falwell Imbroglio

TPM published an exclusive account on Tuesday of Jerry and Becki Falwells’ relationship with Giancarlo Granda, their real estate business partner who says he carried on sexual liaisons with the couple over an eight-year period. Earlier revelations about Granda’s involvement with the Falwells — in which he said he would have sex with Becki as Jerry watched — contributed to Jerry Falwell Jr.’s downfall from his position as president of Liberty University. Jerry denies his involvement in the lia...
Tags: News, Greece, Gop, Miami, George Clooney, Facetime, Trump, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Miami Beach, Jerry, Becki


A Syrian refugee founded a cleaning service in Turkey that's offering jobs to other refugees

The Turkish cleaning service A Clean Start is employing some of the country's 3.6 million Syrian refugees. Refugees in Turkey face frequent discrimination and often have trouble finding work. One employee, a former martial artist from Iraq, has been able to start a new life in Turkey thanks to the company. View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. On a good week, Mohanad cleans up to five houses in Istanbul where he lives.As a refugee, he's one of the lucky ones.He managed to fi...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Greece, Iraq, Trends, Turkey, Syria, Istanbul, Baghdad, Homs, Kadıköy, Clean Start, Mohanad, Anjarwalla, Anna Clare Spelman, Abdulwahed Kabakibou


Greece U21s 1-0 Scotland U21s: Gemmill's side fail to qualify for Euros

Scotland Under-21s fall agonisingly short of qualification for their first major finals since 1996 as they lose 1-0 to Greece.
Tags: News, Greece, Scotland, Gemmill


Is Christianity rooted in psychedelic rituals?

In his new book, Brian Muraresku speculates that the Christian Eucharist could be rooted in the Eleusinian Mysteries. The wine and wafer of the modern ritual might have started off with a far more potent beverage. In this interview with Big Think, Muraresku discusses "dying before dying" and the demonization of women by the Church. Brian Muraresku wants to be very clear: the immortality key is not psychedelics. He's referring to the concept of "dying before dying," a mystical, near-death state...
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