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Three members of the Vernon's so-called Greeks gang have lost their appeals of their November 2012 murder convictions. Peter Manolakos, Leslie Podolski and Sheldon Richard O'Donnell were convicted of various counts in the murders of David Marnuik, Thomas Bryce, and Ronald Thom between July ...
A report by Turkish television network TRT alleges that Greeks are fighting on the side of Kurds against Turkish forces in Syria's Afrin. The report comes at a period of heightened tensions between the two NATO allies over sovereignty of the Aegean islets of Imia and the imprisonment of two Greek soldiers ...

The Greek community in South Africa will commemorate Greek Independence Day on Sunday March 18 in Johannesburg. According to the Federation of the Hellenic Communities and Societies of South Africa, the celebrations will take place at the Orthodox Cathedral of Sts. Constantine and Helen at ...
Three members of the notorious Greeks gang from Vernon have lost their appeals of their November 2012 murder convictions. The B.C. Court of Appeal announced in a brief online statement that the appeals of gang leader Peter Manolakos and his associates Leslie Podolski and Sheldon Richard ...
The number of days of declared labor required for the provision of social security (i.e. healthcare services) to salary workers by the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) will be raised from 50 to 75 per year from 2019, according to an amendment tabled by the Labor Ministry in Parliament on Wednesday.
Nine in 10 Greeks regard archaeology as valuable, useful, fascinating and important in building a national conscience and identity, well above their peers in eight other European countries, according to a new study. More than half of Greeks (55 percent) rank it very highly as a science and believe it plays ...

Greece is taking a great interest in the ongoing deliberations at the annual session of China's National People's Congress (NPC), as the decisions made in Beijing this March will have a deep global impact, a member of the Greek Parliament told Xinhua in a written interview recently. “The National People's ...
Greeks have among the highest rates of trust among Europeans in the platforms that spread the most fake news, namely online platforms and social media, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey, which interviewed around 26,000 citizens and was presented on Monday. In contrast, Greeks appear to ...
Collectively, these terms are known as the Greeks, and they provide a way to measure the sensitivity of an option's price to quantifiable factors. These terms may seem confusing and intimidating to new option traders, but broken down, the Greeks refer to simple concepts that can help you better understand ...
The Turkish armed forces are expecting to take delivery of their first F-35 joint strike fighters before the end of 2018, according to Turkish daily Yeni Safak. Turkey has committed to buying around 100 of the expensive fifth-generation aircraft. So far, though, Ankara has allocated funds for only 30 F-35s.
On February 20, the Queen's College Inter-Greek Council hosted its semi-annual “Meet the Greeks” event, in which Greek organizations were able to showcase their respective fraternity or sorority through tabling and speaking to the crowd. The Greek organizations featured were: Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), ...
The council's goal is increasing cultural awareness for students on campus by organizing events in the community, she said. “Multicultural Greeks are often underrepresented,” Jimenez said. “This spot would be used to recognize multicultural communities and their contributions to the campus community.”.
Many Greeks argue that its neighbor's use of “Macedonia” suggests an encroachment on the Greek region of that name, whose capital is Thessaloniki. That city has itself staged protests over the disagreement. Using this argument, Greece has blocked the Republic of Macedonia's attempts to join NATO and ...
Now a team of Greek scholars proposes another—and much earlier—wave of European migration: the Hellenistic Greeks, in triremes powered by sail and oar in the first century CE, nearly a millennium before the Vikings. These ancient Greeks regularly visited what is now Newfoundland, the study's ...
Protesters have taken to the streets of northern Greece demanding the release of two Greek soldiers detained by Turkey, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Greece's defence minister, Panos Kammenos, described the pair as “hostages” and ordered border patrols to be stepped up along the ...
The Greek community of Toronto is mourning the death of Michail Vitopoulos, a longtime York University professor of Modern Greek studies, who died last week at the age of 70. Vitopoulos was a pivotal figure for Greeks in Toronto and Canada generally with hundreds of students taking his courses in ...
Greece's electric motor engineering talent has lured Elon Musk's Tesla, the U.S. giant specializing in electric cars, energy storage and solar panel manufacturing to set up a R&D center in Athens. “Greece has strong electric motor engineering talent and technical universities, offering tailored programs and ...

The Independent Authority for Public Revenue has received detailed information on all the assets – real estate properties, deposits, investments – held by 100,000 Greek taxpayers in 10 other European Union countries. The initiative concerns data forwarded to Greek tax authorities by their peers in ...
The Greek community at UW-Whitewater is so much different than at other campuses,” Schmidt said. “We're so thankful to be a part of a community where those stereotypes are nonexistent. They're total bogus.” Evans added that hosting events on campus shows that Greeks like to be involved and that they ...
Despite the eight year debt crisis, 72 percent of Greeks celebrated romance and love by exchanging small gifts, according to a survey carried out for online store Picodi, Kathimerini reported. This year Greeks spent on average 74 euros for Valentine's Day presents. Dinner at a restaurant was on the top of ...
A woman looks for a book at a book store in the Athens northern suburb of Kifissia, Greece, on Feb. 14, 2018 to celebrate Valentine's Day. Greeks celebrated Valentine's Day on Wednesday adding books to their baskets next to the traditional blazing red roses, fluffy dolls and chocolates. For those seeking ...
ATHENS, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Greeks joined their Chinese friends living in Athens on Saturday in celebrations ahead of the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, sending warm wishes to China for a prosperous and peaceful year. Ahead of the Chinese New Year which starts on Feb. 16 this year, the ...
During an address in the town of Pyrgos, southern Greece, on Saturday, President Prokopis Pavlopoulous hailed the role of the Orthodox Church in the history of the Greek nation as decisive. “Whoever – whether religious or not – looks at history objectively, is obligated to recognize the role of the Church,” ...
Greek athletes were in the spotlight on Friday as they took their traditional place in leading thousands of international competitors into a huge Olympic opening ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea. The squad will represent Greece — birthplace of the Olympics — at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Fielding ...
ATHENS, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Greeks have reduced by about 70 percent the use of plastic carrier bags at supermarkets, bakeries and other sales outlets in January 2018 compared to the same month last year, following the introduction of charges from Jan. 1 this year, according to a local consumer group.
The ancient Greeks, who founded the original Olympics, used olympiads to keep track of time. Before the olympiad time system, ancient Greeks named years after important magistrates and later, Olympic victors. But in the 4th century B.C., ancient Greeks switched their time reckoning to olympiads.
“IS GREEK LIFE Worth Saving?” asked a recent U.S. News & World Report article. It's a question others are asking since Indiana University became the seventh university to suspend the activities of its fraternities and sororities. Four deaths in a year attributed to the fraternity pledge process are a clear sign that “Greek life” ...
It wanted more, it wanted the geopolitical and cultural “capital” of the country (and of Cyprus), which is also the main remaining arms of the Greek people, if it will wish one day to reclaim the control of its state. It wants to get from the Greeks their legitimate rights to exercise sovereingty over its country, and in ...
One of Greece's northern provinces holds the name Macedonia, and the Greeks feel the name, one they say is integral to ancient Greek history, has been stolen. Macedonia believes it may keep the name because of its roots to the ancient kingdom of Macedon, the kingdom once ruled by Alexander the ...
ATHENS — More than a hundred thousand people gathered in the Greek capital on Sunday to stage the biggest demonstration in decades against the inclusion of the word “Macedonia” in the name of a neighboring former Yugoslav republic, saying it implies a territorial claim on a northern Greek region.
More than 70 percent of Greeks aged 18-34 years want to seek a job abroad, 51 percent of households depend on pensions and three out of four jobless people have been out of work for more than a year, according to the results of the survey conducted on a sample of 1,006 households in November 2017 ...
Just a month in, an initiative aimed at reducing consumers' dependence on plastic carrier bags by charging for them appears to be bearing fruit, as some supermarkets have recorded a drop of as much as 50 percent. “The application of the measure at supermarkets is very widespread, though there are still ...
For example, as in pockets of Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries today, among the ancient Greeks pederasty was common. So studying our intellectual ancestors, as we are in this series listening along with Hillsdale College's free online Western Heritage course, doesn't mean wholesale ...
On a cool and crisp January afternoon, students, faculty, alumni and students from other schools patiently waited in a lengthy line that stretched throughout the outer hallway of Kean University's Harwood Arena. Two tall, grey metal detectors adjacent to three plastic tables were in front of the pathway of the ...
The Peplos Kore of the Acropolis museum, recreated in vibrant colour as Athena and Artemis. 25 January 2018. For 15 years now, the traveling exhibition Gods in Color, has been constantly moving from one city of the world to another, challenging the long-established idea that ancient art is a celebration of 'pure marble ...
(VMRO-BND members march with posters reading 'Misya-Tracia-Macedonia' and 'VMRO: Macedonia is Bulgarian'. Photo: VMRO-BND website). Bulgaria's nationalist VMRO-BND party has accused Athens of trying to “usurp” the name Macedonia from Skopje and claim its exclusive use. According to a ...
Greeks work the longest hours in Europe, while Germans clock the least hours, new data by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reveal. The OECD includes 35 developed countries and some developing nations. The data were presented during the World Economic Forum ...
Young Greeks are more likely to still live with their parents than any other nationality in Europe — a situation which seems unlikely to change as the country struggles with its economic hardships. Filothei Matsigou, a Greek careers advisor, has told Athens-Macedonian News Agency's 104.9FM radio service ...
A 24-year-old Greek innovator who devised a way to utilize washed-up seagrass has made it onto this year's prestigious Forbes list of 30 European entrepreneurs under the age of 30 who are shaking up their respective sectors in 2018. Stavros Tsompanidis is the founder of PHEE, a company based in the ...
Mr. Tsipras, who is expected to meet with his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, on the sidelines of a summit meeting next week in Davos, Switzerland, said in an interview with the center-left Greek newspaper Ethnos published on Sunday that he understood Greeks' sensitivities over the name talks.
Greece and the Republic of Macedonia, which share a border, have been locked in the name dispute since Macedonia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greeks feel deeply the use of the name Macedonia is a usurpation of their heritage and implies territorial claims on their province.
Greece is the most expensive country in terms of cell phone services among the member-states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. OECD data revealed this week that Greek mobile phone users pay much more for their service than the average European, Turkish or Mexican ...
“Greece is a land where you can fool none of the people none of the time” wrote an American observer in 1944. He attributed this to the “lightning-like intelligence” of the people. Today, however, Greeks feel they have been fooled because there is such a growing mismatch between what should be ...
Piraeus Bank has said Greeks' use of plastic money during the Christmas and New Year holidays rose to new record highs, evidence of a massive turn by consumers towards plastic which began two-and-a-half-years ago, after the imposition of capital controls in the country. The bank — which holds the ...
Every new year sees a whole lot of statistics and reports on the previous year. The 2017 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook reviews with all the recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries has just been released, including the statistical annex on the average annual hours ...
According to data published by the Greek police, 29 people died on Greek roads between December 22 and January 7. The casualties were recorded in 25 different road accidents. Many more people were seriously injured in 22 other accidents during the same period. According to the data, there was a ...
A Greek Orthodox man identified as Nikos Solis kisses the wooden cross in the chilly Bosphorus, during Epiphany Day celebration in Istanbul, on Saturday. The cross was thrown into the water by Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, the spiritual leader of the world's Greek Orthodox Christians. Thousands ...
G reek professionals and freelancers brace to pay up to 75% of their income in taxes and security contributions in the New Year, as taxes and contributions go up as of Jan. 1. The new tax calculation system and the new method of calculating security fund contributions will affect about 1.4 million ...
The Greek government has introduced an Eco tax of four cents for each plastic bag on Monday, in order reduce the use of poly-bags and tackle environmental issues as the world suffers from the pollution of non- biodegradable material. Although announced months ago, the new measure seems to divide ...
Researcher Vicken Babkenian wrote how a Japanese ship saved the lives of hundreds Armenians and Greeks from genocide in Smyrna in 1922, and the overall humanitarian aid provided by the Japanese. Babkenian, along with Professor Peter Stanley, are the authors of the book “Armenia, Australia and ...


 

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