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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 05-08-10

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Boat in Danger
  • [02] Under Control
  • [03] Peach Growers on Roads
  • [04] UN Seals Are Removed
  • [05] "Employees Acted Lawfully"
  • [06] Hopes Fade Away
  • [07] Tragedy in Krakow

  • [01] Air Force-Coast Guard Mobilised Boat in Danger

    10 Aug 2005 12:29:00 (Last updated: 10 Aug 2005 13:25:40)

    By Anna Kourti

    A boat sailing southwest of Crete that possibly carries around 98 illegal immigrants sent an SOS shortly after 12am. As per preliminary information, the 20-metre boat, which is under Korean flag, lies 35 nautical miles south of Palaiochora in Chania, Crete. The captain said there was a mechanical failure, while the boat is feared adrift. The Greek Air Force and the Coast Guard were immediately mobilised in order to locate it. Merchant ships and coast guard boats sail in the region while a Dornier has taken off from Soudas airport.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [02] The Water Level in Evros Under Control

    10 Aug 2005 12:13:00

    By Vivian Papastefanou

    The level of the water in Evros River has risen following the heavy rainfalls that have been afflicted Bulgaria over the last days. However, the bulk of the waters have been transferred to the south of the Prefecture of Evros. The level of the water has risen to 5.23m at Pythio, however, the situation is not crucial since the water level is expected to be starting falling as of the evening. As per Evros Prefect Nikos Zabounides, the situation is under control and there is no reason for anyone to worry. Serious damages have been recorded to houses and crops, as in the area of Dikaia 3,500 hectares of cotton and beetroots have been destroyed, while trains are not running from Orestiada to Dikaia. Officials of the Hellenic Organisation of Agricultural Insurances (ELGA) are to commence recording the damages in Dilofo, Marasia and Dikai. It is noted that the road network from Marasia to Dilofo is closed.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [03] Meeting With Mr Kontos Peach Growers on Roads

    10 Aug 2005 11:37:00

    By Vivian Papastefanou

    Peach growers from Pella proceeded with new unscheduled blockades on the Thessaloniki-Edessa Highway in the early hours of Wednesday morning, while a new meeting between industrialists and producers is currently held in Naousa. In particular, peach growers blockaded the interchanges of Mavrovouni, Melissi and Mandalou as well as the junction on the old Thessaloniki-Edessa Highways. Traffic policemen have been employed to divert traffic to facilitate travellers. Yesterday, the producers had decided to suspend their collective actions on the occasion of todays meeting scheduled for 7am in Athens with the Deputy Minister of Rural Development Alexandros Kontos. Speaking on radio station NET 105.8, Mr Kontos underscored that the government cannot take the place of the retailers and raise the prices. "We intervene to find a solution between the producers and the private canned food companies," stated Mr Kontos. "We are not enemies with the industries, we work with them and need one another," said on NET 105.8 Pellas Cooperatives President Savvas Moisiades.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [04] Crucial Meeting UN Seals Are Removed

    10 Aug 2005 09:47:00

    By Anna Kourti

    The Iranian authorities announced the UN seals from the nuclear plants will be removed today, thus marking the re-operating of the nuclear plant in Isfahan, central Iran. Chief of Irans Nuclear Energy Organization Gholam Reza Aghazadeh noted that the seals placed on the uranium plant by the UN will be removed today and activities will resume anew. Meanwhile, a crucial IAEA meeting over Irans nuclear programme is in progress. At the same time, Irans new President said he is ready to present new proposals to solve the issue.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    Related News:

    Talks Extended with Tehran

    [05] Answer to Committal "Employees Acted Lawfully"

    10 Aug 2005 01:03:00

    By Despina Hristopoulou

    Answering to the complaint filed against the Parliament by Konstantina Gavatha, Greek Speaker of Parliament Anna Psarouda-Benaki covered everyone involved in disclosing the leak of MP Achilleas Karamanlis declaration of assets to the Press. In her statement, Mrs Psarouda-Benaki stated, "The computing system of Parliament is public property and therefore it is to be used by the employees. The process of the data is conducted by proxy, while the heads and employees of the departments have access to them. In the issue in question, the employees that disclosed the case acted lawfully and did their duty as they were supposed to."

    Translated by Areti Christou

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    Committal Against Parliament

    [06] Hopes Fade Away

    10 Aug 2005 00:41:00

    By Despina Hristopoulou

    Hopes for the 123 coal miners to be found alive fade away. The coal miners have been trapped since Sunday when the mine flooded. Only four managed to come out alive. The initial estimations spoke of 102 miners trapped, but as per authorities in the province of Guangdong the number of the trapped rose to 123. For the time being, the causes of the disaster are still being investigated. The rescue teams were trying to pump out the waters, however, the water level kept rising 50cm per hour. China holds a deadly record when it comes to lethal mine accidents worldwide, since coal production in the country exceeds the safety standards. China, though, has pledged to improve the safety standards in the mining industry.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [07] Tragedy in Krakow

    10 Aug 2005 00:02:00

    By Stathis Petropoulos

    Panathinaikos qualification in the Champions League event is very difficult, since the 3-1 result in Krakow from Wisla demands a win in Athens. The "greens," regardless of the fact of being in the lead in the 4 by 1-0, did not manage to retain their good image until the end of the game and were defeated by 3-1. The game was balanced in the beginning since the "greens" relaxed after the goal and left the Poles space to act. Finally, 1-1 came in the 12, when PAO lost a good opportunity, while in the counterattacks a line of mistakes took place and Brozek kicked the ball in Galinovics nets. The problems in the defense did not stop in the first half, but Panathinaikos showed that being more methodical in the attack could take over the lead. The first half ended 1-1, however everyone expected an improvement in the teams game and not the worst.

    Worse in the Second Half

    Instead of improvement, tragedy struck! Vintra could not stop Brozek and the new misunderstanding between the PAO defender with Morris and Kotsios brought Uche in the 52 face to face with Galinovic, and thus scoring 2-1. In the 69 and after a centre kick by Wooter, Fanis Gekas beat two Wisla defenders and Majdan and caught an excellent header, which unfortunately hit the sides of the goalpost. The home team counterattacked and Uche kicked a centre shot from the left, Thomas Frankowski with a header sent the ball in the nets for the third time in the 70. A few minutes before the end of the game, and in the 87 the "greens" lost a unique opportunity to score and double their qualification chances. After a foul kick by Flavio Conceicao, Nassif Morris caught the header but the former PAOK goalie Radoslav Majdan made a great block, leaving 3-1 as was.

    Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark) Cards: (Yellow) Blaszczykowski, Sobolewski, Flavio Conceicao, Olisadebe, Vintra

    PANATHINAIKOS: Galinovic, Vintra, Kotsios, Morris, Seric, Biscan (61 Tziolis), Conceicao, Wooter (74 Theodoridis), Papadopoulos (80 Charalabides), Gekas, Olisadebe

    WISLA: Majdan, Glowacki, Uche, Zienczuk, Dudka, Blaszczykowksi (75 Stolarczyk), Klos, Sobolewski (67 Paulista), Pavel Brozek (64 Penksa), Frankowski

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou


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