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

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  • [01] Grand Celebration
  • [02] Eliminated with their Heads High
  • [03] Extraordinary Measures for Big Exodus
  • [04] Upset Post Cold-war Balance

  • [01] Virgin Mary Celebration

    Grand Celebration

    15 2008 10:27:00

    Sources: NET-ANA

    The assumption of Virgin Mary is being celebrated in Tinos in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, main opposition leader George Papandreou and with Archbishop Ieronymos officiating. At 19:00, Thursday, the Chief of the Greek fleet, Tinos Mayor, as well as Metropolitan Dorotheos laid wreaths on the "Elli" cenotaph and then Archbishop Ieronymos held the vespers. The Mass began at 08:00. Mr Papoulias is expected to arrive at the Church at 10:00. The procession of the icon of Virgin Mary will begin half an hour later. At 12:00, the President of the Hellenic Republic will drop a wreath in Tinos port in honor of "Elli".

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [02] Tsiartsiani-Koutroumanidou

    Eliminated with their Heads High

    15 2008 10:14:00

    By Nasos Bratsos

    Despite the good performance, beach volleyball athletes Thalia Koutroumanidou and Maria Tsiartsiani reached 16 phase and were eliminated with 2-1 by Australians Cook and Barnett. The sets went 22-20, 19-21 and 15-12 in favor of the Australians. The Australians now passed to 8 phase. After their thrilling performance in t he Beijing Olympic Games, the Greek athletes reached the ninth position, leaving the Games with their heads high. The Australian pair is to play on Sunday their quarterfinal match. Cook, a four-time Olympian, has said he wanted to get a medal, maybe a gold, at the Beijing Games.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [03] Extraordinary Measures for Big Exodus

    15 2008 10:41:00

    Sources: ANA-MPA

    This year's exodus from urban centres has been described the biggest of the recent years. City dwellers will celebrate the Assumption of Virgin Mary in the province. Meanwhile, the police will be on alert until 24 August, when most city dwellers are expected to return home. The port authorities have also taken extra measures in ports, which are expected to be very busy.

    Extraordinary measures will be taken on highways, ports, in urban centres and places, where the celebration of the Assumption of Virgin Mary is taking place.

    Trucks will not circulate in the national highways on 17 August from 16:00-22:00.

    The Traffic Police in Thessaloniki will also take extra measures to secure a safe exodus and return of city dwellers.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [04] Missile Shield in Poland to

    Upset Post Cold-war Balance

    14 2008 21:55:00

    By Alexandros Moz

    territory, a fact that will increase tension between Russia and the West

    Sources: NA-PA, Reuters

    Poland agreed today to host elements of U.S. global anti-missile system on its territory, a fact that will increase tension between Russia and the West. The preliminary deal was signed by deputy Polish Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer and U.S. chief negotiator John Rood. It still needs to be endorsed by the Polish parliament. "We reached an agreement with the US on the missile shield" said Polands Prime Minister Donald Tusk in an interview with TVN television channel. According to the deal the US can install 10 interceptor rockets at a base in Poland. If everything goes to schedule, the interceptor base would be ready by around 2012, officials have said. This system is linked to the radar expected to be installed in the Czech Republic.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

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