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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-12-29

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Major heroin bust in Thessaloniki
  • [02] Athens Academy awards
  • [03] Renovated Pedio tou Areos park delivered to Athenians
  • [04] Illegal migrants intercepted
  • [05] Cocaine seized at Patras port
  • [06] Young wolf killed by car
  • [07] ASE opening: Rise

  • [01] Major heroin bust in Thessaloniki

    ANA-MPA/ A 45-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in the Thessaloniki district of Ano Ilioupoli on major drug dealing charges.

    A police raid at the suspect's residence and at a warehouse allegedly revealed, amongst others, 920 grams of heroin, 719 grams of cannabis, 760 grams of methadone.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [02] Athens Academy awards

    ANA-MPA/The Athens Academy held a special session on Tuesday with the offering of awards and commendations to people of literature, art and science.

    Among those given awards were authors Zyranna Zateli, Alki Zei, publisher Rahil Kapon, teacher Hara Nikopoulou, poet and publisher Antonis Fostieris.ana-mpa

    The session was attended, among others, by Interior Minister Yiannis Ragoussis, former deputies, academics, friends and relatives of those given awards and former president of the republic Kostis Stephanopoulos.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [03] Renovated Pedio tou Areos park delivered to Athenians

    ANA-MPA/Upon conclusion of the institution of the Athens-Piraeus Supraprefecture, the biggest and most historic park in Athens, the Pedio tou Areos park, has been renovated and restructured under the directions of architect Alexandros Tombazis and offered to the inhabitants of Athens, on Tuesday. It is now comparable to the biggest parks abroad and is open and safe for all citizens.

    The park is in no way reminiscent of its past. A total of 1,200 trees have been planted, 50,000 plants, 7,500 bushes and 2,500 rose bushes, while 9,000 square metres of turf and eight stremmas of ground coverage plants have been added.

    Moreover, 22,650 square metres of asphalt have been removed from the old paths and earth was placed in its place and, in parallel, 8,800 square metres of marble stones and 3,800 square metres of granite stones have been placed.ana-mpa

    Apart from the environmental and visual aspect of the work, it is noteworthy that the temperature in the park in the summer months will be 3-5 degrees less than that of the city, a fact that will literally make it an oasis in the centre of Athens.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [04] Illegal migrants intercepted

    ANA-MPA/Dozens of illegal immigrants were detected aboard two Italy-bound trucks at the port of Patras on Wednesday morning following routine inspections by coast guard officers.

    A total of 62 would-be migrants, all from Third World countries, were found inside two specially modified tankers. Of the group, two were women and 22 were identified as minors.ana-mpa

    Following a prosecutor's order, the minors and the women - viewed as guardians of minors - were released, while the rest of the illegals and the driver of the vehicle hauling the tankers were arrested.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [05] Cocaine seized at Patras port

    -PA/Patras port authorities on Wednesday confiscated more than three kilos of cocaine hidden aboard a truck which had arrived by ferry boat from Italy.

    A tip-off reportedly led to the seizure.ana-mpa

    The narcotics were divided in packets and hidden behind the cabin's tapestry. Additionally, three precision scales were found in the vehicle.

    The 35-year-old lorry driver was arrested at the scene.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [06] Young wolf killed by car

    ANA-MPA/A two-and-a-half-year-old female wolf was killed on the Amynteo- Florina highway, extreme NW Greece, last Sunday, conservationists in the area said.

    According to the Arcturos NGO, the incident marks the eighth time a dead wolf has been reported in 2010 due to human intervention --four traffic deaths and four shootings or poisonings.ana-mpa

    The wolf is a protected species throughouth Europe by law. In Greece it was officially recognised as a "vunerable" species in 1991.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [07] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.37 percent, standing at 1,416.26 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 6.745 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were mixed, with the biggest gains in Telecoms, up 0.64 percent; and Banks, up 0.55 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Chemicals, down 1.05 percent and Personal and Household Goods, down 0.74 percent

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.47 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.29 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.43 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 31 were up, 20 were down, and 13 were unchanged.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form


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