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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 06-04-30

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Bush's Answer to Al Qaeda
  • [02] Work Stoppages on May Day
  • [03] Greek President in Qatar
  • [04] Sabotage, Said OSE
  • [05] Blast Outside Police Station
  • [06] John Kenneth Galbraith Passed Away
  • [07] Bloody Attack in Iraq
  • [08] Olympia Takes Significant Step
  • [09] Olympiacos' Easy Victory
  • [10] Decisive Step for Apollon Patras
  • [11] AEK Scores Away Win
  • [12] Victory not Enough for PAO
  • [13] OFI's Future Uncertain
  • [14] Third Loss for Olympiacos
  • [15] Xanthi Secures Spot in UEFA Cup
  • [16] Atromitos Heads to Intertoto Cup
  • [17] Victory for Panionios

  • [01] Bush's Answer to Al Qaeda

    30 Apr 2006 14:07:00

    By Mary Lou Tzempelikou

    Sources: Reuters

    US President George W. Bush praised Iraqi politicians on Saturday for standing firm against videotaped threats by al Qaeda's leader in Iraq as they work to forge a unity government. "The terrorists clearly recognize the threat that the new unity government poses to their dark plans for Iraq and the broader Middle East," Bush said in his weekly radio address. Meanwhile, George Bush said a unity government would mark "the beginning of a new chapter in America's involvement" in Iraq three years after a U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. "As Iraqis continue to make progress toward a democracy that can govern itself, defend itself and sustain itself, more of our troops can come home with the honour they have earned," Bush said. He has refused to set a timetable for withdrawing America's 133,000 troops.

    [02] At Means of Transport Work Stoppages on May Day

    30 Apr 2006 11:45:00

    By Mary Lou Tzempelikou

    Employees at the Means of Transport have scheduled short work stoppages on the occasion of May Day. Buses and trolley buses in Athens will not be operating from the beginning of shift until 07:30 and from 22:00 until the end of the shift. The electric railway and the Metro will remain stationed from the beginning of the shift until 09:00 and from 21:00 until the end of the shift. After the end of the work stoppage, EXPRESS bus routes to the airport will be operating as normal. In Thessaloniki, urban buses will remain stationed from 12:00 to 16:00, while ships will be performing no routes from 08:00 to 12:00 and ambulances will only deal with emergencies.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [03] Second Stop of his Tour Greek President in Qatar

    30 Apr 2006 20:12:00

    By Anna Kourti

    Sources: NET

    On Sunday afternoon, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, arrived in Qatar, the second stop of his tour of the Arab nations. During his trip to Saudi Arabia, the Greek President was warmly greeted and decorated with the countrys highest honorary distinction by King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud. In addition, the two men signed an agreement for avoidance of double taxation in air transfers.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [04] Sabotage, Said OSE

    30 Apr 2006 15:17:00

    By Mary Lou Tzempelikou

    Sources: NET

    A stir was caused on Saturday night among the 500 passengers on board train 602 en route from Athens to Thessaloniki. A while after Sindos station, the train collided with a rail lying on the tracks. Due to the train's low speed there was no accident, but the engine sustained damages. OSE (Hellenic Railways Organisation) officials spoke of sabotage and filed lawsuits against unknown individuals.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [05] Signed by the "Rebellious Brigades" Blast Outside Police Station

    30 Apr 2006 13:21:00

    By Mary Lou Tzempelikou

    A homemade explosive device, placed in a Hellenic Police van outside the Kolonos police station, exploded on Sunday morning causing minor damages to the vehicle. The device consisted of three gas cans, a bottle containing gasoline, candles and a piece of cloth, all placed in a backpack at the back of the van. The fire that broke out caused three explosions which alarmed the neighborhood, while the gate guard put out the fire with the help of an extinguisher. A while later, an unknown man called a TV station to claim responsibility on behalf of terrorist group "Rebellious Brigades." According to information, a surveillance camera has recorded the explosion and every move before it, while Police criminal labs currently look into the tape.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [06] At the Age of 97 John Kenneth Galbraith Passed Away

    30 Apr 2006 18:24:00

    Sources: New York Times - ANA - Reuters

    Canadian-born John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, breathed his last in Cambridge Hospital, Massachusetts, aged 97. As per the New York Times, he was one of the most widely read authors in the history of economics, having written over 30 books. His most famous book, The Affluent Society (1958), which became a bestseller, outlines how post-World War II America was becoming wealthy in the private sector but remained poor in the public sector, lacking social and physical infrastructure, and perpetuating income disparities. Galbraith was heavily influenced by British economist John Maynard Keynes, who advocated government spending to reduce unemployment, while he also supported a much shorter work week, the womens liberation movement and an international council to help the victims of man-made disasters.

    A Few Words about Galbraith

    John Kenneth Galbraith was born 15 October 1908, on a farm in Ontario, Canada.

    He received a science degree from the University of Toronto in 1931 and three years later earned a doctorate in economics at the University of California and began teaching there.

    His life at Harvard began as a tutor in 1934 but three years later he moved to Cambridge University, England, on a fellowship.

    Galbraith married the former Catherine Atwater in 1937, the same year that he became a US citizen. They had three sons.

    He taught economics at Princeton University in 1939 and 1940 and in 1941 joined the Office of Price Controls. Later, Galbraith said, his office had started with no price controls and by 1943 almost every price was under control.

    In 1949 Galbraith received his appointment as an economics professor at Harvard.

    Galbraith was a close friend and early supporter of President Kennedy, who named him ambassador to India from 1961 to 1963, the only years he did not spend at Harvard.

    Galbraith also wrote speeches for two other Democratic candidates for the presidency, the late Adlai Stevenson in 1952 and 1956, and Sen. George McGovern in 1972.

    In 1967 he told a Chicago conference that the United States had made a serious mistake in becoming involved in the Vietnam War and should take steps to withdraw.

    [07] Bloody Attack in Iraq

    30 Apr 2006 18:58:00

    By Anna Kourti

    Sources: Reuters - ANA

    Three contractors for a British company were killed when a roadside bomb struck their convoy in a street in southern Baghdad. A British Embassy spokesperson confirmed the information, but did not reveal the nationality of the victims. Two other British citizens were injured in similar circumstances on Saturday in Al-Kurna, 45km NW of Basra. The two men were transferred to a hospital in Saiba and have escaped danger.

    Earlier, the Iraqi presidency announced that a ceasefire agreement was reached, after talks between seven armed groups. Based on the official announcement, issued and signed by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Iraqi observers believe that the talks were attended by Sunni armed factions, as well as US officials. Some of the groups declared they would suspend their activities.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

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    [08] Olympia Takes Significant Step

    30 Apr 2006 21:31:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Olympia Larissa scored a significant away victory in its effort to stay in Division A1, defeating Panellinios in Kypseli with 78-71 in a game for round 25 of the Greek basketball championship. Olympia now has 35 points, one more than Makedonikos, Apollon Patras and Gymnastikos Larissa. On the other hand, Panellinios is in fourth place with 39 points, along with Aris, but holds the advantage over the Northern Greek team. The score per period: 17-17, 37-32, 52-60, 71-78.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [09] Olympiacos' Easy Victory

    30 Apr 2006 20:20:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    In a game for round 25 of the Greek A1 basketball championship, Olympiacos defeated Colossos Rhodes with 82-79. The match played no significant role in the final rankings, as Olympiacos has secured the second spot this season, while Colossos will definitely be relegated. Quincy Lewis was the top scorer for Olympiacos, with 13 points, while Soulis scored 20 points for Colossos. The score per period: 19-17, 42-32, 61-57, 82-69.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [10] Decisive Step for Apollon Patras

    29 Apr 2006 22:17:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Apollon Patras made their most decisive step for remaining in Basketball Division A1 after defeating Panionios on home grounds by 90-84. Top scorer for Apollon Patras was Nikos Pettas, who scored a total of 25 points, while William Avery, who scored 23 points, was top player for Panionios. The score per period: 17-25, 39-44, 63-63, 90-84.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [11] AEK Scores Away Win

    30 Apr 2006 22:48:00

    By Stathis Petropoulos

    AEK closed the gap with Olympiacos to three points in the rankings, after defeating Apollon in Kalamaria by 1-0. However, the most important point of this away victory was that AEK avoided any unexpected surprises and did its best to remain in second place in the rankings, ahead of Panathinaikos, having an advantage in playing in Champions League next year. Now all it has to do is defeat Xanthi in the Olympic Stadium in match day 30 in order to finish the season in second place. Lakis scored the sole goal of the match in the 62, after a cross by Ivic.

    Referee: Mazarakos Yellow Cards: Alexopoulos, Orfanos

    APOLLON KALAMARIA: Kovac, Fytanidis, Koltzis, Cleyton, Pappas, Amponsah (81 Murawski), Wellington, Samouilidis (59 Karaliopoulos), Papadopoulos, Orfanos (70 Mouzaoui), Galanopoulos

    AEK: Sorrentino, Tziortziopoulos, Georgeas, Alexopoulos, Moras, Katsouranis, Emerson, Ivic (+90 Kapetanos), Cezar (76 Soares), Lakis (90 Chanko), Lyberopoulos.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [12] Victory not Enough for PAO

    30 Apr 2006 22:34:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Panathinaikos played a great game against Egaleo, defeating the team by 4-0 in match day 29 of the Greek football championship. Despite the easy victory, though, the teams joy was short-lived, as AEK defeated Apollon Kalamaria, securing second spot in the rankings and a possible place in next seasons Champions League. Panathinaikos now needs an away victory against Larissa, while AEK has to lose to Xanthi in the Olympic Stadium, in order to land in second place. The goals in Sundays match were scored by Gekas (14), Zapropoulos (OG, 24) and Papadopoulos (50 and 68).

    Referee: Pamboridis (Kilkis)

    PANATHINAIKOS: Galinovic, Vintra, Kotsios, Morris, Goumas, Biscan, Andric (75 Tziolis), Gonzales, Charalambidis (60 Torghelle), Papadopoulos, Gekas (65 Theodoridis)

    EGALEO: Kieszek, Papoutsis (60 Tsitsomitsos), Edusei, Liapakis, Zapropoulos, Omo, Lambropoulos (46 Saganas), Moustogiannis, Agritis, Skopelitis, Kyvelidis (51 Chonos).

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [13] OFI's Future Uncertain

    30 Apr 2006 21:16:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    OFI will play the match that will decide whether it will get relegated or not on home ground. After defeating PAOK by 2-1, it will all come down to the match day 30, when it will play against Levadiakos in Pankritio Stadium. OFI has 28 points, as opposed to 31 for Levadiakos (which defeated Olympiacos on Sunday) and will need a two-goal victory next week, as it had been defeated by 1-0 in the first round. If it wins by a one-goal difference, and provided Panionios defeats Egaleo, Sifakis team will have to play a decider against Levadiakos. On the other hand, if the Panionios-Egaleo match ends in a tie, OFI only needs a victory, irrespective of the goals. The scorers in this match were Nwafor (43) and Davidson (60) for OFI, while Giasemakis scored a goal in the 75 for PAOK.

    Referee: Tsikinis (Messinia) Yellow Cards: Konstantinidis, Khachatryan, Anastasiadis, Arabatzis

    OFI: Sifakis, Pitsos, Machlas, Khachatryan, Isa, Nwafor, Oforiquaye, Davidson, Deyanov (72 Tchipev), Sfakianakis (87 Belevonis), K. Konstantinidis (62 Anastasiadis)

    PAOK: Fernandez, Chasiotis, Karypidis, Arabatzis, Iliadis (81 Egomitis), Maladenis (76 Mumin), Giasemakis, Salpiggidis, Konstantinidis, Vangeli, Christodouloulos (64 Mieciel).

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [14] Third Loss for Olympiacos

    30 Apr 2006 21:12:00

    By Stathis Petropoulos

    Levadiakos took a significant step towards staying in Division 1 of the Greek football championship after defeating Olympiacos by 3-2. So the Piraeus team suffered its third consecutive championship loss, while Levadiakos can either win or draw against OFI next week in Heraklio in order to keep its place in the premier division, irrespective of the result in the match between Panionios and Egaleo. On the other hand, if Panionios wins and Levadiakos loses with a one-goal difference, it will play a decider against OFI to avoid relegation, as is had defeated the Cretan team by 1-0 in the first round.

    As for todays game, the home team made an amazing start, as it took Olympiacos by surprise, scoring 3 goals in the first 17 minutes! In the 6 Dimitropoulos header shot past Nikopolidis, while three minutes later, Bushi scored the second goal for Levadiakos. In the 17, Rusev scored the third goal for the home team, with a kick that surprised everyone. Olympiacos started off the second half just as powerfully as Levadiakos had in the first. In the 48, Maric closed the gap to 3-1, while in the 60 Konstantinou scored the second goal for Olympiacos.

    Referee: Zografos (Athens) Yellow Cards: Bushi Red Card: Bushi

    LEVADIAKOS: Zafiropoulos, Alex, Anderson, Andralas, Bushi (53 Kallimanis), Theodosiadis, Macheras, Sisic, Vitali (78 Dimou), Dimitropoulos, Rusev (90 Pastos)

    OLYMPIACOS: Nikopolidis, Mavrogenidis, Anatolakis, Georgatos, Schurrer, Stoltidis (87 Taralidis), Kafes, Maric (78 Dani), Okkas, Konstantinou, Djordjevic.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [15] Xanthi Secures Spot in UEFA Cup

    30 Apr 2006 21:10:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Xanthi secured a spot in next seasons UEFA Cup, after defeating Akratitos, which will definitely be relegated next season, with 2-0 in a game for round 29 of the Greek football championship. The Northern Greek team will play in Europe for the second year running and the third time ever in the history of the club. It should be noted that Xanthi completed the season without losing even one game on home ground, as it counts 15 victories and 5 draws. The goals of the match were scored by Delghado (24) and Garpozis (55).

    Referee: Argyropoulos (Kastoria) Yellow Cards: Barkoglou Apostolakis, Pena

    XANTHI: Pizanowski, Maghradze (77 Baykara), Torosidis, Paviot, Antzas, Quintana, Zuela, Delgado, Garpozis, Barkoglou (70 Sikov), Chiquinho (84 Kazakis)

    AKRATITOS: Billa, Apostolakis, Pipinis, Dieng, Sfakianakis, Pena, Tzimopoulos, Marinescu (56 Karachalios), Aravidis (61 Patsiavouras), Sow (78 Zygouris), Ledezma.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [16] Atromitos Heads to Intertoto Cup

    30 Apr 2006 20:59:00

    By Stathis Petropoulos

    After Sundays victory over Kallithea with 2-1 in Peristeri, Atromitos is in seventh place of the Greek football championship rankings. Giorgos Paraschos team has 39 points, as many as Larissa, which, however, holds the advantage in their in-between matches. The half-time score was nil all, but the substitutions helped the home team. In the 46, Merino scored the first goal of the match, while in the 57 Karadimos doubled Atromitos goals. Randovanovic closed the gap in overtime, scoring a goal for the guests.

    Referee: Papastamatis (Athens)

    ATROMITOS: Michailidis, Katemis (46 Karadimos), Georgiou, Mikes, Geladaris, Koutsis, Dimos (46 Merino), Korakakis, Raguel, Djebbour, Doe

    KALLITHEA: Souloganis, Georgiev, Koulakiotis, Mijatovic, Behi, Tsiolis, Yanchev, Petkovic, Diamantis, Sylla, Randovanovic.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [17] Victory for Panionios

    30 Apr 2006 20:40:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Panionios scored a significant victory in its efforts to remain in Division 1 of the Greek football championship, defeating Iraklis with 3-0. Although the team from Nea Smyrni was on top of the game, as they need to avoid relegation, it will all come down to the last round, since both OFI and Levadiakos won their respective games this round. If Panionios scores an away win over Egaleo next week, it will definitely secure its place in Division 1. The goals in this match were scored by Zografakis (12), Smiljanic (37) and Dimitriadis (85).

    Referee: Vasiliou (Thessaly) Yellow Cards: Breska, Poursanidis

    PANIONIOS: Vaniak, Giannopoulos (87 Magdy), Kapantais (68 Dimitriadis), Smiljanic, Goundoulakis, Spyropoulos, Fernandez, Exouzidis, Zografakis, Breska (76 Koutsopoulos), Luciano.

    IRAKLIS: Katergiannakis, Sznaucner, Drougas, Seghiri, Stefanis, Poursanidis, Prittas (88 Soulidis), Lagos (74 Kapetanos), Herrera, Epalle, Lawal.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis


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