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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-04-15

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  • [01] Easter Working Hours as of Thursday
  • [02] Arson Attack against Embassy Car
  • [03] Monroe's Sex Film Sold for $1.5 Million
  • [04] Delta ľNorthwest Airlines Merge
  • [05] Renew Fuel Deliveries to Gaza
  • [06] Physicist J. Wheeler Passed away
  • [07] First Cellular Phone Lines

  • [01] Easter Working Hours as of Thursday

    15 Apr 2008 10:41:00

    By Vivian Papastefanou

    Sources: ═┼ď 105.8

    The Easter working hours will take effect on Thursday 17 April and run through Holy Saturday. In particular, stores will be open to the public from 9am to 9pm from Thursday 17 April to Maundy Thursday and from 1pm to 7pm on Good Friday. On Saturday 19 April, stores will be open from 9am to 4pm, and from 9am to 3pm on Holy Saturday.

    Supermarkets will be open from 8am to 9pm from Holy Monday to Maundy Thursday, from 1pm to 8pm on Good Friday and from 8am to 6pm on Holy Saturday. Supermarkets and stores will be closed on Easter Monday.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [02] Arson Attack against Embassy Car

    15 Apr 2008 11:05:00

    Sources: ═┼ď

    Unknown men damaged a diplomatic car belonging to Saudi Embassy at dawn this morning. The arsonists set fire to small cooking gas canisters placed under the car. Shortly after an unidentified person called two private television stations to say that an anarchist group calling itself Anti-State Action claimed responsibility for the attack to indicate solidarity to the young man arrested in the National Bank robbery, last October. It is the second arson attack in two days against a car of the same embassy.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [03] Monroe's Sex Film Sold for $1.5 Million

    15 Apr 2008 09:34:00

    Sources: REUTERS

    A 15-minute film of Marilyn Monroe engaging in oral sex with an unidentified man will be kept from public view by a New York businessman who has bought it for $1.5 million, the broker of the deal said on Monday. Memorabilia collector Keya Morgan said he recently arranged the sale of the silent, black-and-white film from the son of a dead FBI informant who possessed it to a wealthy Manhattan businessman who wants to protect Monroes privacy. "The gentleman who bought it said out respect for Marilyn hes not going to make a joke of it and put it on the Internet and try to exploit her," said memorabilia collector Keya Morgan. "Thats not his intention and I would never get my name involved if that were to happen."

    Monroe was rumoured to have had an affair with U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and Morgan said then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, a Kennedy rival, went to great lengths to try to prove it was Kennedy in the film. One of Monroes ex-husbands, the late baseball great Joe DiMaggio, once tried to buy it from the collector for $25,000 but "he would not part with it," according to FBI files on Monroe that are available on the FBI Web site.

    [04] Delta Northwest Airlines Merge

    15 Apr 2008 09:25:00

    By Betty Savourdou

    Sources: Reuters, ┴NA-╠PA

    Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines agreed to merge late Monday, in a $3 billion deal that would create the worlds biggest airline. Delta chief executive, Ricrad Anderson said that the all-share deal will give Northwest shareholders 1.25 Delta shares for each Northwest share they own. The new airline will operate under Deltas flag and will be headquartered in Atlanta. Delta chief executive Richard Anderson and Delta president Daniel Karp will remain in their posts while Northwest president Roy Bostok will become vice-president of the administration board.

    The new company will over $35 billion in annual revenue will have a fleet of 800 aircrafts and 75.000 employees

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

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    [05] Renew Fuel Deliveries to Gaza

    15 Apr 2008 08:48:00

    By Betty Savourdou

    Sources: ┴NA-╠PA

    Israel decided to renew fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. The Nahal Oz fuel terminal closed on April, 9 after a deadly Palestinian attack on the fuel terminal last week that caused Israel to cut supplies. Two Israeli guards were killed.

    In the meantime, a Palestinian fighter was killed in an Israeli raid against Hamas controlled part of Gaza Strip according to medical sources. Eyewitnesses said that Ibrahim Abbou Elba, local leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine was killed while walking in the streets of Gaza. Medical sources said that many civilians were wounded during the raid. Israeli army spokesman said that investigation of the incident is being carried out.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [06] Physicist J. Wheeler Passed away

    15 Apr 2008 08:25:00

    By Betty Savourdou

    Sources: French News Agency

    John A. Wheeler, American visionary physicist and teacher who helped invent the theory of nuclear fission, gave black holes their name and argued about the nature of reality with Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, died Sunday morning at his home in N.J. at the age of 96. Theoretical Physicist famous for the Wheeler-Feyman equations and the term black hole which he coined to describe a singular point mass. He had participated in the "Manhattan plan" to design the first atomic bomb. Wheeler served as professor at Princeton University from 1930 to 1976 when he accepted a post at Texas University.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [07] Havana, Cuba

    First Cellular Phone Lines

    15 Apr 2008 00:05:00

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ┴NA-╠PA-French

    Hundreds of Cubans lined up at state-owned telephone offices in Havana today to buy cellular phone services despite the very high prices. The lift of restrictions were announced on March, 28 and it was among the first reforms by President Raul Castro, who took power in February and promised to ease excessive restrictions of the past. Cuban telecommunications monopoly ETECSA is a joint venture with Telecom Italia which owns 27%, announced last month it would begin selling the service. The new measure allows Cubans to choose among 6 models of cell phones selling from $65 to $290 and pay $120 for the service. Customers will pay for their calls with prepaid cards bought in hard currency, and will be able to receive and make international calls. Thousands of Cubans are expected to take advantage of the opportunity to buy the service in the coming days, even though he has to spend the least $196 in a country where average salary is 408 pesos equivalent to $17.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

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