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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-08-23

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  • [01] Ancient sports games for women recreated on Samos
  • [02] ASE opening: Small rise
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Ancient sports games for women recreated on Samos

    Athletes and volunteers dressed as torch-bearers of antiquity participate in one of several events recreating an ancient festival in honour of the mythical goddess Hera (Heraion), which was held at the port of Pythagorion , on the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Friday 20 August 2010.

    The ancient Heraia festival served as a sports event for women, and dates back to 200 BC. The games were organised every four years.

    Female athletes would take part in a night race, following an ancient path, beginning from Hera's temple and finishing at the port, where the lightning of the flame took place.

    [02] ASE opening: Small rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.42 percent, standing at 1,596.43 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 6.200 million euros.

    The biggest gains were in Chemicals, up 0.23 percent; and Food and Beverages, up 0.18 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Raw Materials, down 2.00 percent; and Personal and Household Goods down 0.18 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.63 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.20 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.13 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 20 were up, 38 were down, and 13 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens ' dailies at a glance

    The disastrous wildfires on southern Evia island and in a palm tree forest on Crete, speculation over more reforms in the social security sector and labour market, as well as government reshuffle rumours mostly dominated the headlines on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Ordeal for salaries, working hours and lay-offs - FinMin dismisses reports of new austerity measures".

    APOGEVMATINI: " End to collective bargaining contracts - Troika' ultimatum for private sector negotiations".

    AVRIANI: "Wave of strikes in utilities in order to block privatisations and safeguard benefits and bonuses".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Ministers' quarrel over new appointments".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Unemployment benefits curtailed".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Fine print amid heavy measures - Memorandum No2: Troika's latest measures sealed in October".

    ESTIA: "Recovery of climate of trust prerequisite for development".

    ETHNOS: "Supplementary pensions under scrutiny".

    IMERISSIA: "Four emergency measures aimed to save 2.2 billion euros".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Government's plans to 'legalise' squatted land - State will collect 1.5 billion euros by offering deeds to trespassers".

    TA NEA: "George (Papandreou) prepares a supra ministry".

    VRADYNI: "Hell in Karystos, Evia - Large expanses in southern Evia turned into ashes".

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