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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-12-11

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  • [01] Exhibition of Constantinos Volanakis' seascapes
  • [02] Two migrants die off Leros
  • [03] ASE opening: Rise

  • [01] Exhibition of Constantinos Volanakis' seascapes

    A painting exhibition titled "Constantinos Volanakis, the poet of the sea" was inaugurated on Thursday evening in the renovated facilities of the Hellenic Maritime Museum at Akti Themistokleous in Piraeus, featuring some of Volanakis' (1837-1907) most significant works on loan from public and private collections throughout Greece and abroad.

    This is the first exhibition of works by the renowned seascapes painter Volanakis, one of the foremost representatives of the 'Munich School', a Greek artistic movement of the 19th century, to be staged in the greater Athens area.

    The exhibition brings together the greater part of Volanakis' works, with 62 of his most representative oil paintings.

    The exhibition will run through January 17, 2010.

    [02] Two migrants die off Leros

    Two illegal immigrants died and another 25 were rescued off the coast of Leros island, in the Aegean, on Friday morning after a Turkish migrant-smuggler disembarked on a rocky islet in inclement weather and storm-force winds of 8-9 beaufort velocity, the Coast Guard said.

    The group of 25 migrants, including children, was spotted on the islet at dawn by the skipper of a fishing trawler, who immediately informed the Coast Guard.

    The migrants were picked up by Coast Guard boats and taken to Partheni, in Leros, where the survivors told authorities that two more migrants had been with them when the Turkish boat-runner disembarked them on the islet.

    A rescue operation was immediately launched by coast guard boats and nearby fishing boats, and the bodies of a young man and a young woman were spotted and recovered.

    Despite an extensive search, the Turkish migrant-smuggler was not spotted.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo

    [03] ASE opening: Rise

    Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 1.08 percent, standing at 2,237.44 points at 10:55 a.m., and turnover at 68.1 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward nearly across the board, with the only losses in Food & Beverage, down 2.70 percent.

    The biggest gains were in Chemicals, up 3.19 percent; Banks, up 2.34 percent; Commerce, up 1.95 percent; Health, up 1.90 percent; and Public Utilities, up 1.81 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.64 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.98 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.15 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 81 were up, 40 were down, and 25 were unchanged.

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