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Athens News Agency: News in English, 04-05-11

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates: Tuesday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Warm and sunny on Tuesday
  • [03] IOC impressed with progress at Olympic Games sites
  • [04] Syntagma Square to Athens Airport in 30 minutes, minister told

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates: Tuesday

    11/05/2004 09:59:05

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.193

    Pound sterling 0.673

    Danish kroner 7.500

    Swedish kroner 9.198

    Japanese yen 135.5

    Swiss franc 1.554

    Norwegian kroner 8.163

    Cyprus pound 0.591

    Canadian dollar 1.661

    Australian dollar 1.717

    [02] Weather Forecast: Warm and sunny on Tuesday

    11/05/2004 09:58:52

    Warm sunny weather is forecast in all parts of the country. Winds northwesterly, light to moderate. Temperatures in Athens from 16C to 27C and in Thessaloniki between 14C and 23C.

    [03] IOC impressed with progress at Olympic Games sites

    10/05/2004 23:32:04

    Technical experts of the IOC Coordination Commission were impressed with the progress they saw at Olympic Games venues during the first day of their inspection on Monday.

    Specifically, the sites they visited included the Olympic facilities in Goudi, the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, and the Olympic Village. They expressed complete satisfaction with the rate of progress made.

    IOC Coordination Commission Chairman Denis Oswald, who is expected to arrive in Athens on Monday night, will be visiting the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday to watch the western arch of the roof being slipped into place.

    He will also meet with Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki to discuss venues, marketing issues, spectator services, and other topics. The Coordination Commission's technical experts will also be attending.

    On Tuesday afternoon, Oswald will be attending a meeting at the Culture Ministry, while on Wednesday morning he will be meeting with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou.

    [04] Syntagma Square to Athens Airport in 30 minutes, minister told

    10/05/2004 23:31:56

    Transport and Communications Minister Michalis Liapis on Monday toured the Operations Control Centre of the Athens Metro system, where he was briefed on a pilot programme to test several state-of-the-art trains that will reach the ''Eleftherios Venizelos'' International Airport at Spata (east of Athens proper) when the new suburban rail line is completed ahead of the Olympic Games in August.

    According to officials, the new line will connect Syntagma with the airport on a route that will take roughly 30 minutes.

    Liapis, who was accompanied by Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Anastasios Neratzis, also traveled on one of the trains from the Syntagma Square concourse(downtown Athens) to the Neos Kosmos station

    The minister also expressed his satisfaction with the level of security for passengers afforded by the new system.


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