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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-21

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  • [01] Contest for new OA logo
  • [02] ASE opening: Decline
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Contest for new OA logo

    Marfin Investment Group (MIG) on Thursday announced an open contest for the new logo of Olympic Airlines (OA), in which the public will also have a say in the final selection.

    MIG, which won a tender by the Greek state for taking over the ailing national carrier, said that the public will be able to vote on the web for the logos submitted in the contest, adding that logo proposals may be submitted by designers, advertising companies, design firms and other related companies.

    The proposals, which will be submitted to the Contest Committee, will be considered confidential and the names of the participants will not be released.

    The Contest Committee will select the top three logo proposals, which will then be made public and placed on a special webpage, the address of which will be released at a later date in the press and media.

    The designers of the three short-listed logos will receive a prize of 2,000 euros as well as projection so that the public may vote for their choice.

    The participants in the web vote will automatically be entered in a draw, and 50 winners will receive two round-trip tickets each for OA flights in Greece or abroad from October 1, 2009.

    The logo receiving the most votes will become OA's new logo, and the designer of the winning entry will receive a cash prize of 20,000 euros.

    Entries must be clear and applicable in all forms (black&white, monochromatic, negative, etc.) easily applied in all forms (print, silkscreen, electronic archives, etc.), and must bear in mind that the name of the new company will by Olympic Air, and the five rings of the current logo will be maintained, while no restrictions are placed on the fonts or colors used in the new logo, although designers are asked to keep the old logo in mind so that the new logo proposed will reflect both the tradition and the development of the Greek airlines.

    The deadline for the submission of the new logo proposals is Friday, May 29, 2009.

    CAption: ANA-MPA file photo of an Olympic Airlines aircraft with the current logo on its tail.

    [02] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 1.02 percent, standing at 2,286.27 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 20.2 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the biggest losses in Mass Media, down 2.61 percent; Construction, down 2.25 percent; and Oil & Gas, down 2.20 percent.

    The biggest gains were in Industrial Products, up 0.68 percent; Chemicals, up 0.47 percent; and Travel & Recreation, up 0.31 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 1.16 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.85 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 1.05 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 35 were up, 60 were down, and 11 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Developments in the Siemens case and the upcoming European Parliament elections dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Former general director of SIEMENS HELLAS Prodromos Mavridis jailed pending trial".

    APOGEVMATINI: "FinMin Yannis Papathanassiou announced a 1.3 billion euros project to subsidise 20,000 small and medium sized enterprises and professionals".

    AVGHI: "Abstention from elections will benefit mainstream parties".

    AVRIANI: "Former Siemens CEO Michalis Christoforakos, for whom an international arrest warrant was issued, will give himself up to the examining magistrate".

    CHORA: "Document: Siemens former slush funds manager Reinhard Siekaczek states: Nobody can harm me, I have 'friends'."

    ELEFTHEROS: "The 'bribes-man' has disappeared"

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "German 'operetta' - The defendants charged in the Siemens case are humiliating the law".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Suddenly the no1 suspect in the Siemens bribes case disappeared - His lawyer claimed that he is ill and is in Munich for health reasons".

    ESTIA: "The 30th anniversary of the signing of Greece's accession to the European Union to be celebrated on Thursday at the Zappeion Hall (downtown Athens)".

    ETHNOS: "The man with the suitcase is missing - Heavy responsibilities over the disappearance of Michalis Christoforakos".

    KATHIMERINI: "The no1 suspect on Siemens bribes case is in Munich - He avoided testimony before the prosecutor".

    LOGOS: "International arrest warrant for Christoforakos - Former powerful Siemens managing director did not turn up at the examining magistrate's office".

    NIKI: "Government freezes the benefits to pensioners".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Guillotine for poor farmers".

    TA NEA: "Mister 'graft' has disappeared - Arrest warrant for Christoforakos"

    TO VIMA: "Benefit with 'Europe's scent' just a few day before the European Parliament elections".

    VRADYNI: "Government subsidies of up to 65 percent to small and medium sized enterprises".

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