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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-09-12

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Negative Opinion about Two Large Parties
  • [02] Upgraded Hurricane Ike Nears Texas

  • [01] According to Gallops

    Negative Opinion about Two Large Parties

    12 Σεπ 2008 08:49:00

    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8

    According to gallops conducted by SKAI and Public Issue, negative opinion about the two large parties is high reaching 61% for ND and 62% for PASOK. Also disappointing is the figure of percentage points for smaller political parties. On intention of voting, the ruling ND party is 1.5% ahead of PASOK with 34% against 32.5% of PASOK. Following are SYRIZA with 15.5%, GCP with 8%, LAOS with 5.5%. Kostas Karamanlis remains the most appropriate for the post of Prime-minister. Regarding taxation measures 6 out of ten respondents believe that they will not bring results.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [02] Upgraded Hurricane Ike Nears Texas

    12 Σεπ 2008 09:47:00

    Hundreds of thousands of people fled coastal areas in the path of Hurricane Ike, forecast to arrive in the Texas Gulf Coast late on Friday or early Saturday. Ike was a Category 2 storm with 160kph winds and likely will come ashore as a potentially dangerous Category 3 storm on the five-step intensity scale with winds of more than 178 kph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm menaced Houston, the fourth-most populous U.S. city and hub of the oil industry. Many remembered the chaotic highway evacuation of 2 million residents during Hurricane Rita in 2005, which ended up sparing the city. Although the city could see hurricane-force winds, officials called for most residents to "shelter in place." "They are in a safer, better position if they stay where they are," Houston Mayor Bill White said. "The most important message I can send is, do not take this storm lightly," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in Washington. "This is not a storm to gamble with." Already 4,000 offshore platforms, that produce about a quarter of U.S. oil supply have suspended operation. Residents of Galveston, an island city south of Houston, were ordered to evacuate, along with other low-lying counties. Some 600,000 people had left, the state said.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    Read the story on other sources:

    Reuters: Hurricane Ike closing in on Texas coast, Houston


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