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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-07-19

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Athens Newspaper Headlines on Thursday
  • [02] Wildfire raging NE of Patras, Hania blaze subsiding
  • [03] Cup for first-ever Olympic marathon on show at new Acropolis Museum

  • [01] Athens Newspaper Headlines on Thursday

    AMNA/ The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Athens' targets in view of the next visit by the Troika as agreed at Wednesday's meeting of the three-party coalition leaders Prime Minister and New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader Fotis Kouvelis mostly dominated the front-page headlines in Athens' dailies on Thursday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "No new measures for 2012".

    AVGHI: "Memorandum no.3".

    AVRIANI: "He burns the 'burned' and protects the collusion partners".

    DIMOKRATIA: "The burning testimony on former PASOK defence minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos' mammoth kickbacks".

    ELLADA: "Chasm (difference in views) between (coalition) leaders and (finance minister) Stournaras".

    ESTIA: "Utter chaos with (various taxes and extraordinary fees on) real estate properties".

    ETHNOS: "Government's race for 3+11.5 billion euros".

    IMERISSIA: "Agreement/message - 'Battle for the 11.5 billion euros package (of state spending cutbacks)".

    KATHIMERINI: "Athens' line of defence".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "They agreed without finding the 11.5 billion euros we are short of".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The equivalent measures are anti-working class".

    TA NEA: "The secret worry of the three leaders".

    TO PONTIKI (weekly): "Dives...into empty pockets".

    VRADYNI: "Retirement superannuity: Up to 40 percent reduction in public and private sector".

    [02] Wildfire raging NE of Patras, Hania blaze subsiding

    AMNA/ Two wildfire fronts were blazing for a second day on Thursday northeast of the port city of Patras, burning forest and farm expanses, but without posing an immediate threat to populated areas.

    The two fronts of the fire, which broke out at dawn Wednesday, are burning near the communities of Platani and Aghios Georgios (Drepani), and heading eastwards. Five fire-fighting planes resumed water-dropping at dawn in an effort to contain the fire's advancement, aided by subsiding winds.

    The other fronts, which are burning near the communities of Sella, Argyra, Ano Kastritsi and Kato Kastritsi, are reported to be subsiding after efforts by a strong firefighting force to keep the flames at bay and away from homes.

    Meanwhile, a major fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in Kissamos, Hania prefecture on the island of Crete was subsiding on Thursday morning.

    The fire erupted between the areas of Vathy, Papadiana, Kefali and Amygdalokefali, burning forest and pasture expanses, and causing serious damage to at least 10 homes in the communities of Papadiana, Vathy, Theodoriana, Simantiriana, Amygdalokefali and Plokamiana.

    The flames devoured olive trees, pine trees, livestock and beehives, according to Kissamos deputy mayor Michalis Mountakis, who told AMNA that the fire began in the Aghios Athanassios region and was quickly fanned by high winds into a blazing front of over 20 kilometers.

    The fire was contained early on Thursday morning after all-night efforts by a strong firefighting team on the ground assisted by volunteers, while a water-dropping helicopter joined them at first light of day.

    [03] Cup for first-ever Olympic marathon on show at new Acropolis Museum

    AMNA/ The silver cup awarded to Greek runner Spyros Louis when he won the first-ever Olympic marathon at the 1896 Games in Athens will be displayed at the new Acropolis Museum for a year, starting in September. The news was announced on Wednesday by the 'Stavros Niarchos' Foundation, which bought the cup in an auction held by Louis's descendants in April with a promise to make it accessible to the public and put it permanently on display at the 'Stavros Niarchos' Foundation Arts Centre when this is completed.

    In the meantime, the Foundation selected the new Acropolis Museum as a venue that combined maximum security with ease of access for the public and has prepared supporting audiovisual and printed material surrounding the cup and its history.

    During the year-long exhibition at the Acropolis Museum, the foundation will continue efforts to find other potentially suitable venues that could temporarily display the cup until 2015, when its own arts centre is due to be completed.


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