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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in Greek, 08-08-08
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 AqlhtismosEidhsh sok sthn ellhnikh apostolh
Syntakths: Dhmhtrhs Giaxanatzhs
H yparjh qetikoy deigmatos aqlhth ths Olympiakhs mas omadas egine gnwsth shmera kai epibebaiwqhke apo stelexh ths ellhnikhs apostolhs sto Pekino, xwris omws na doqoyn perissoteres leptomereies. Ayto poy egine gnwsto, einai oti prokeitai gia aqlhth toy stiboy, to A' deigma toy opoioy breqhke qetiko sthn oysia M3 (meqyltrienolonh). H apostolh toy stiboy brisketai sto Foykoyi ths Iapwnias gia oligohmerh proetoimasia kai egklimatismo stis synqhkes ths perioxhs kai symfwna me plhrofories o aqlhths den qa metabei sto Pekino alla qa epistrecei apeyqeias sth xwra mas.
 Iliades Marched into the Bird's Nest FirstMankind's Feast Kicked Off
08 Ayg 2008 15:26:00 (Last updated: 08 Ayg 2008 22:52:33)
By Ampelakis Spyros
A breathtaking combination of colours, sounds and images kicked off mankinds biggest celebration, the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Billions of eyes worldwide watched the opening ceremony held at the citys packed Olympic Stadium, also known as the "Birds Nest," a ceremony which reached its peak when IOC member and champion gymnast Li Ning lit the Olympic cauldron while winched up to the rim of the stadium. One of the highlights of the event was when children representing each of the 56 ethnic groups in China. The kick-off was nothing but spectacular. During the final countdown, 2008 "fous" (ancient Chinese drums made of clay and bronze) started beating, symbolizing the 2008 Olympic Games.
6... 5... 4.... 3.... 2... 1...
And the "Birds Nest" turned into a flower that exploded in a spectacular display of fireworks.
Making the best of state-of-the-art technological advances, the Chinese director made the Olympic circles look as if they were flying over the stadium, creating a brilliant spectacle for both the people who packed the stadium and those who watched it on TV.
A digital parchment unfolding in the centre of the stadium signalled the opening ceremony of the 29th Olympic Games. Above it, there was a paper, another great Chinese invention. The paper turned into a three-dimensional platform, depicting Chinese ideographs and emblems, including the Great Wall of China.
Impressive was the representation of the Old Silk Road, the ancient route between East and West. High-profile pianist Lang Lang performed accompanied by a five-year-old girl. He was followed by themes "Nature" and "Dream" with 2,008 martial art specialists, lots of imagination and Hollywood-like special effects. The most striking of all was when a huge globe symbolizing the earth emerged from the stadiums' bowels.
British soprano Sarah Brightman sang "You and Me" along with Chinese famous singer Liu Huan. She had sung a duet with Plácido Domingo at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.
The Athletes' Parade
Greek Olympic medallist Ilias Iliades was the first athlete of the 29th Olympic Games to step his foot in the Birds Nest. With the Greek flag in his hands and his irresistible smile, Greeces Olympic judo champion opened the athletes march into the Beijing Olympic Stadium amid the crowds cheers and music played by orchestras from all over the world. Taking part in the Olympic Games is a lifelong dream for all athletes and this feeling could be easily read on the faces of all those who paraded, representing the 204 participating nations.
After the parade was concluded, Hu Jintao officially declared the opening of the Games.
Giannis Ioannides: "Participation Is What Really Matters"
In his interview with NET radio station, Greeces Deputy Culture Minister Giannis Ioannides referred to the opening ceremony of the 29th Olympic Games, stressing the fact that the Greek flag is the first to enter the ceremony: "It is really important that the Greek flag marches first. It was Greece that taught the Olympic ideals. The Olympic Games are Greeces biggest promotion campaign, for it is common knowledge that everything started from here, Ancient Olympia."
The Deputy Minister then commented on the Greek delegation, which has already arrived in the Olympic Village and is trying to adjust to the harsh conditions in the Chinese capital. Touching on his expectations, Ioannides argued: "I believe and hope that all [Greek] athletes will do their best and their achievements will result from their hard work. Participation is what really matters in the Olympic Games.
Translated by Areti Christou
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The Feast Began in Beijing
 PolitikhEgkainia apo ton ypoyrgo Eswterikwn
Dioikhthrio Nomarxiakhs Aytodioikhshs Lakwnias
Syntakths: Katerina Iwannidoy
To dioikhthrio ths Nomarxiakhs Aytodioikhshs Lakwnias, egkainiase sth Sparth o ypoyrgos Eswterikwn, Prokophs Paylopoylos. Sta egkainia paresthsan h antiproedros ths Boylhs, El. Papadhmhtrioy, oi boyleytes Mixaloliakos kai Gr. Apostolakos, o nomarxhs Lakwnias K. Foyrkas, o perifereiarxhs Peloponnhsoy N. Aggelopoylos kai plhqos kosmoy apo olh th Lakwnia. Thn ikanopoihsh toy ejefrase ston xairetismo toy o ypoyrgos gia to neo apokthma ths Nomarxiakhs Aytodioikhshs Lakwnias, to opoio apotelei, opws eipe, proion agasths kai dhmioyrgikhs synergasias anamesa sthn Topikh Aytodioikhsh kai to ypoyrgeio Eswterikwn kai synexarh qerma to nomarxh Lakwnias. To ypoyrgeio Eswterikwn, anefere o k. Paylopoylos, yposthrije oysiastika to egxeirhma me xrhmatodothsh apo toys Kentrikoys Aytoteleis Poroys (KAP), ycoys 1,3 ekatommyria eyrw. Tonise de, metajy allwn, oti "apotelei pepoiqhsh mas to gegonos oti den mporoyme na milame gia kalyterh ejyphrethsh toy polith xwris ayth na synodeyetai kai apo beltiwsh oxi mono twn dioikhtikwn diadikasiwn, alla kai ths idias ths ylikotexnikhs ypodomhs, twn egkatastasewn kai twn kthriwn poy stegazontai oi armodies yphresies, poly perissotero otan aytes diekperaiwnoyn peripoy to 60% twn dioikhtikwn synallagwn".
O k. Paylopoylos ektos apo to dioikhthrio, egkainiase to apogeyma kai to Kentro Ypodoxhs kai Proswrinhs Filojenias Paranomwn metanastwn sth Sparth Lakwnias. Kata thn teleth egkainiwn toy Kentroy eipe oti to sygkekrimeno ergo "erxetai na prosteqei sta dyo protypa Kentra Ypodoxhs kai Filojenias Paranomwn Metanastwn poy idrysame, akoloyqwntas tis prodiagrafes ths Ypaths Armostias toy OHE, sto Baqy ths Samoy kai sto dhmo Kyprinoy toy Ebroy".
 PolitikhDikastikh synergasia gia Siemens
Syntakths: Aqhna Saloystroy
Synanthsh me toys omologoys toy dikastikoys leitoyrgoys ths Elbetias kai ths Germanias anamenetai na exei mexri ta mesa Septembrioy, o 4os eidikos anakriths Nikos Zagorianos, o opoios dienergei anakrish gia thn ypoqesh ths Siemens. Antikeimeno ths synanthshs, poy qa pragmatopoihqei ypo thn aigida ths Eurojustice, einai h synergasia kai h antallagh stoixeiwn prokeimenoy na dialeykanqoyn ptyxes ths ypoqeshs. Sto plaisio ths synergasias me tis dikastikes arxes ths Elbetias kai ths Germanias qa epixeirhqei na sygkentrwqoyn synolika ston 4o eidiko anakrith oles oi dikografies poy ekkremoyn stis xwres aytes gia thn ypoqesh ths Siemens kai aforoyn Ellhnes poy endexomenws enexontai sthn ypoqesh. Sta xeria toy 4oy eidikoy anakrith briskontai pleon kai stoixeia gia logariasmo se kypriakh trapeza ston opoio embasthkan synolika 1,2 ekatommyria eyrw sto diasthma 18.11.2004 ews 6.7.2005 apo yperaktia etaireia poy empleketai sthn ypoqesh ths Siemens. Parallhla, mexri to telos toy mhnos o 4os eidikos anakriths protiqetai na labei martyrikes kataqeseis apo dyo proswpa poy ejetasthkan kai sto plaisio ths prokatarktikhs ereynas.
 IrakBagdath, Irak
Dekaoktw nekroi apo bombistikh epiqesh
8/8/2008 20:36:00 (Teleytaia enhmerwsh: 8/8/2008 21:07:28)
Syntakths: Katerina Iwannidoy
Phgh: APE-MPE-GALLIKO PRAKTOREIO-REUTERS
Pagideymeno oxhma ejerragh shmera se mia laikh agora laxanikwn sthn polh Tal Afar sto boreio tmhma toy Irak me apotelesma na skotwqoyn 18 polites kai alloi 25 na traymatistoyn, anakoinwqhke apo thn irakinh astynomia. H polh poy apexei 400 xiliometra apo thn prwteyoysa Bagdath brisketai poly konta sth Mosoylh, opoy staqmeyoyn yposthrizomena apo tis HPA polyplhqh irakina strateymata. Opws ektima h astynomia, h shmerinh epiqesh htan h megalyterh twn teleytaiwn mhnwn.
 OikonomiaYpoxwrei to petrelaio
8/8/2008 20:16:00 (Teleytaia enhmerwsh: 8/8/2008 23:10:35)
Syntakths: Aqhna Saloystroy
Sxedon pente dolaria ypoxwrhse h timh toy petrelaioy sth Nea Yorkh, epeita kai apo thn anodo ths isotimias toy dolarioy enanti toy eyrw, kaqws h ejasqenhmenh zhthsh kai h isxyropoihsh toy dolarioy ejoydeterwsan tis anhsyxies oti h sygkroysh sth Notia Osetia mporei na prokalesei problhmata sthn omalh roh petrelaioy kai fysikoy aerioy apo thn perioxh ths Kaspias. Sthn prosqesmiakh agora ths Neas Yorkhs, to amerikano argo paradoshs Septembrioy ekleise sta 115,20 dolaria to bareli, ypoxwrwntas 4,82 dolaria se sxesh me xqes. Kata th diarkeia ths synedriashs, h timh toy amerikanikoy argoy epese ews kai ta 114,97 dolaria to bareli, poy einai h xamhloterh timh toy apo tis 2 Maioy. Ejalloy, sto xrhmatisthrio emporeymatwn toy Londinoy, h timh toy petrelaioy typoy mprent -paradoshs Septembrioy- paroysiaze meiwsh kata 3,52 dolaria kai eixe ypoxwrhsei sta 114,34 dolaria to bareli. Oi times toy petrelaioy stis dieqneis agores exoyn ypoxwrhsei peripoy 35 dolaria apo to epipedo rekor twn 147,27 dolariwn sta mesa Ioylioy -mia ptwsh peripoy 20%- en mesw enisxyshs twn endeijewn oti oi ychles times telika arxisan na exoyn epiptwsh sth zhthsh. Stis 22:20 wra Elladas to eyrw epese katw apo ta 1,50 dolaria gia prwth fora apo ta telh Febroyarioy kai diamorfwnotan sta 1,4996 dolaria. Stis 22:30, wstoso, anebhke elafra sta 1,5008 dolaria, enanti 1,5321 dolariwn peripoy stis 24:00 wra Elladas xqes.