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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-07-11

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Oil Hovers near $142
  • [02] Fire Warning
  • [03] "Spacewalk"

  • [01] After Price Jump Yesterday

    Oil Hovers near $142

    11 Ιουλ 2008 09:52:0

    Sources: ΑNA

    Crude oil traded near $US142 a barrel after the biggest one-day gain recorded in NY Stock Market yesterday.

    In early trading crude oil for August delivery rose 13 cents to $US141.87 a barrel from 141,65 NY closing. Yesterday, it soared $US5.60 to settle at $US141.65 a barrel, the biggest one-day increase since June 6.

    Prices had risen to an intra-day high of $US142.13 a barrel. Nymex crude oil touched a record $US145.85 on July 3. Futures are up 96% from a year ago. Brent oil rose 8 cents to $141.95 a barrel on Friday. In the last hour of floor trading in New York yesterday, prices jumped more than $US5 a barrel after Iran test fired new missiles in the Persian Gulf increasing fears for possible Iran-Israel military confrontation.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [02] High Risk Regions

    Fire Warning

    11 Ιουλ 2008 09:17:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8, ΑNA

    The Civil Protection General Secretariat has issued for Friday a fire category 4 warning for the regions of Athens, East Attika, Eboia, Hania, Rethymni Heraklio, Lasithi, Cyclades, Lesbos, Hios, Samos, Ikaria. Local and Prefecture administrations of the above regions have been called to be on increased alert to deal with possible fires while citizens are advised to avoid any outdoor activities which could spark fires. Citizens must also strictly observe local administration regulations regarding banning of visits to forests and regions where there is high risk of fires, immediately call the Fire Department 199 in the event of fire, and for their safety to quickly leave the area of fire if they can not help extinguish it at the starting stage.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [03] Soyuz Cosmonauts

    "Spacewalk"

    11 Ιουλ 2008 08:59:0

    Sources: ΑNA,German , Reuters

    Soyuz cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko successfully completed 6-hour spacewalk. They delicately removed an explosive bolt from their Soyuz capsule on Thursday in hopes engineers can figure out why two previous crews landed hard and off course. Russian engineers suspect a bad bolt delayed the compartments jettison during landings in October 2007 and April 2008, leading to steep and fast descents and hard slams into the ground. The bolt removed by the two cosmonauts was sealed inside a blast-proof canister and will be returned home aboard the Soyuz when the crew completes its mission in October.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis


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