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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-06-03

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

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  • [01] Local SEKAP, Chinese tobacco giant discuss commercial, equity cooperation
  • [02] An alternative form of rehabilitation
  • [03] Greek-Chinese business forum
  • [04] EPO votes for 15-day closure

  • [01] Local SEKAP, Chinese tobacco giant discuss commercial, equity cooperation

    (ANA-MPA) -- Interest by the Chinese tobacco monopoly for both the commercial cooperation and equity participation in SEKAP - northern Greeceās tobacco industry cooperative - remains strong, SEKAP chairman Dimitris Pratsos said on Friday.

    Speaking to ANA-MPA, Pratsos said Chinese officials showed interest in promoting ...

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    [02] An alternative form of rehabilitation

    (ANA-MPA) -- Therapeutic horse-riding is an alternative form of rehabilitation for people with a disability, with one of children's most loved animals, the horse, as the vehicle for therapy.

    The newest of Greece's two Riding Therapy Centers opened four years ago in the town of Skopos, in Serres prefecture, and has gone from serving just four physically and mentally challenged persons to 40 people weekly today, from all over Northern Greece.

    The facility currently comprises eight horses and more than 150 volunteer members, and its function is to help improve the health and standard of living of people with physical, mental and emotional disorders.

    Riding therapy specialist, coach and physical therapist at the Serres Horse Riding Therapy Center (KETHIS) Maria Ligga told ANA-MPA that the "protagonist" in the entire effort is the horse.

    Through its movement, the horse conveys to the rider with a disability a smooth rhythm, improves the rider's coordination of movement, balance, muscular tone and even psychology, while horse riding itself, as an activity, brings harmony among the body, psyche and mind, according to Ligga.

    The KETHIS Association was founded in December 2005, while the center itself opened in September 2007.

    Therapeutic horse riding is the first form of therapy with animals to be applied informally in Greece, since 1983 when the Association of Horse Riding Therapy was first set up and opened the first such Center in Goudi in 2004.

    KETHIS took part in the 2007 Special Olympics in China, winning four bronze medals, and will also actively participate in this year's Special Olympics in Athens. (ANA-MPA)

    ANA-MPA / STR photo

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    [03] Greek-Chinese business forum

    (ANA-MPA) -- The Hellenic-Chinese Chamber (HCC) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery & Electronics Products (CCCME) will jointly organise the Hellenic-Chinese Business Forum 2011, with this year's theme entitled "Hellenic - Chinese Business Cooperation: New Perspectives".

    This business forum will be held on Monday at the downtown Athens Hilton, with the support of the commercial and economic counselor at the office of the P.R. China embassy in Greece, Mr. Sun Liwei.

    Participants will include more than 80 executives of major Chinese groups of companies and enterprises, seeking cooperation with respective Greece-based groups and firms. (ANA-MPA)

    The Hellenic-Chinese Business Forum 2011 is being organised under the auspices of the ministries for foreign affairs, regional development and competitiveness, environment, energy & climate change, culture & tourism, maritime affairs, islands & fisheries, as well as of the Invest In Greece initiative, HEPO, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (H.I.M.T.).

    The objective of the forum is to promote exchange of information and create awareness of new business opportunities. (ANA-MPA)

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    [04] EPO votes for 15-day closure

    (ANA-MPA) -- The Hellenic Football Association (EPO) on Friday essentially ceased operation for 15 days, after a same-day general assembly vote of 49 to seven opted for such an unprecedented suspension.

    The shocking decision followed a proposal by the federation's president, Sofocles Pilavios, which was also supported by the Super League federation -- which runs the first division pro football championship -- as well as the groups representing the second and third division pro leagues.

    EPO's 15-day "lockout" comes after Pilavios vilified what he called a local pro football sector tainted by allegations and charges of fixed games, forged licensing documents submitted by clubs, "gangsters and hooligans". (ANA-MPA)

    Caption: Trash bins are set on fire during a protest by fans of the Iraklis Thessaloniki football club on Wednesday, May 4, 2001 in the northern port city. The team was one of a handful relegated in Greece because of its failure to provide proper documentation of its finances, amongst others. ANA-MPA/PIXEL

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