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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-07-04

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

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  • [01] Infant born with lights from cell phones
  • [02] A Timeless Contemporary
  • [03] ASE opening: Rise

  • [01] Infant born with lights from cell phones

    ANA-MPA/The cell phones of friends and relatives of a pregnant woman were recruited at the hospital on the island of Samos on Friday night to help the woman give birth during a power blackout.

    The woman was in the process of giving birth when a general power blackout occurred on Friday night and the hospital's generator also stopped working 20 minutes later.ana-mpa

    The woman's friends and relatives waiting outside the delivery room suddenly heard the obstetrician calling them to light up the room with whatever they could, and the delivery of the infant was completed under the light cast by their cell phones.

    The local prosecutor was informed of the incident immediately afterwards.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    [02] A Timeless Contemporary

    ANA-MPA/"Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika, A Timeless Contemporary", a tribute exhibition dedicated to the work of the renowned Greek painter, was inaugurated on Sunday evening at the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation on the island of Andros.

    Running through September 25, the exhibition is "a tribute to an artist who was instrumental in advancing art and thought in Greece as much through his work in painting as through his many writings", according to the organisers.

    More than 100 works derived from various institutions and private collections (71 paintings, 21 drawings and 12 sculptures), made all the more interesting by the fact that the Greek public has only rarely had the chance to see them in the past, will offer the exhibition's visitors a view into an extremely intriguing aspect of that seminal work, though one that is not perhaps widely known.ana-mpa

    Originally inspired by Picasso's and Braque's analytical Cubism and influenced by fauvist investigations into the use of color - notably the work of Matisse - as well as the rhythm of orphic works, Ghika created his own visual universe; a language that was inseparably linked to the light and landscapes of Greece and especially Hydra, the place he held most dear.ana-mpa

    A major representative of what is known as "the generation of the '30s", this "timeless contemporary" (as his close friend, the Nobel winning poet Odysseus Elytis had called him) became the link between the European avant-garde and Greek modernism and has rightfully earned a prominent place in Greek art history, the organisers said.

    The exhibition will be complented by various side-line events, including a round-table discussion on the "generation of the '30s" comrpising eminent personalities of the Arts and Letters.

    Caption: Agalmatopoios (Sculptor) a painting by Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas will be among the artist's works on display in the exhibition held at Goulandris Foundation on the island of Andros which opened on Sunday 3 July 2011. ANA-MPA/STR

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    [03] ASE opening: 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 0.50 percent, standing at 1,314.97 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 26.420 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward, with the biggest gains in Public Utilities, up 2.52 percent; Health, up 1.90 percent and Banks, up 1.41 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Oil and Gas, down 1.92 percent; and Construction, down 0.26 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.73 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.80 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 1.16 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 49 were up, 20 were down, and 14 were unchanged.

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