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U.S. Embassy supports the participation of Greek professionals at SXSW Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Athens is delighted to support the participation of 12 Greek professionals at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, from March 11-20, 2016. The U.S. Embassy is also collaborating with two other international institutions, The Hellenic Initiative and the Austin-based International Accelerator, for the participation of 30 Greek startups in SXSW Interactive 2016. This ...

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Oscars 2016: Winners list in full

Here is a full list of winners at the 88th Academy Awards. Best picture Winner: Spotlight The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Best actor Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant Bryan Cranston – Trumbo Matt Damon – The Martian Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl ...

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What Your Facebook Habit Means for Your Sleep

It’s no secret that your late-night social media binges can interfere with your rest. But did you ever suspect that daytime Facebook use could also be related to the quality of your sleep? A new study, to be presented this spring, suggests that browsing your feed a few dozen times a day could be a symptom of sleep deprivation. Researchers ...

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Tanger city the gateway to Africa

By Ovidiu Palcu Why I fell in love with Tangier and its simple beauty, I can’t remember. I have been visiting it since 2003 and seen it change from a dusty town to a modern city with International restaurants, beach bars and a summer influx of  European tourists. I first visited the white city, as it is known because of ...

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Chinese stock market crash affects Athens Stock Exchange

There is great concern among the investors and analysts who talk about a second financial crisis like the one of 2008, after Chinese stock markets shutting down for a second time within a week. About 2.5 trillion dollars are estimated to have been lost in 2016 (until yesterday) from global equity markets without counting the current fall. China’s stock markets ...

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Blue Star Ferries installs photovoltaic unit on its ship

Blue Star Ferries on Thursday announced the pilot installation and operation of a photovoltaic unit on its ship “Blue Star Delos”. The installation would be for a trial period in order to test its performance. According to the company’s technicians, the unit does not cover the ship’s electrical systems but is eventually expected to generate up to 100 kilowatts, covering ...

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Tsipras at FT: IMF should stay out of Greece’s bailout

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is pushing for the International Monetary Fund to stay out of the country’s €86bn third bailout, leaving the eurozone to take full responsibility for overseeing economic reforms. Mr Tsipras said in an interview with the Financial Times he was “puzzled by the unconstructive attitude of the fund on fiscal and financial issues”. He indicated that the IMF should leave his ...

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A new year set to begin for Greece with more taxes

Greece’s creditors from the European Commission, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund and European Stability Mechanism are hardening their stand on Athens in the new year following the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) government’s presentation of a ‘parallel program’. As a result, the bailout loan worth 1 billion euros is being passed through the sieve despite lawmakers having voted of 13 prior ...

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The health benefits of… nuts

Nuts are delicious and nutritious when you’re hungering for a crunchy snack. Nuts are rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, which do not raise the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. In fact, eating foods with unsaturated fats can actually help lower your LDL. Walnuts contain an unsaturated fat called omega-3 fatty acids, which are particularly beneficial for heart ...

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