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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-08-13

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] AEK Athens beats APOEL Nicosia 3-2 in Champions League soccer match
  • [02] Gov't launches plan to widen police computerisation
  • [03] Greece offers humanitarian aid to Russia, Czech Republic
  • [04] Int' Sailing Federation director satisfied with sailing center
  • [05] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday
  • [06] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Wednesday

  • [01] AEK Athens beats APOEL Nicosia 3-2 in Champions League soccer match

    13/08/2002 22:44:24

    AEK Athens beat APOEL Nicosia 3-2 in a first leg 3rd preliminary round of the European Champions League in Nicosia on Tuesday night.

    The second leg will be played at the ''Nikos Goumas'' stadium in Athens on August 28.

    [02] Gov't launches plan to widen police computerisation

    13/08/2002 22:15:26

    The government on Tuesday announced a 29-million euro plan to widen computerisation in the police force that will include an internal link for police stations nationwide.

    Carrying out the project, which is funded by the public order ministry, is Information Society SA. The deadline for completion is the end of 2004.

    Named Police On Line, the project was announced by Deputy National Economy Minister Christos Pachtas, who oversees the government's information society project.

    Pachtas also said in a statement that the interior ministry would fund a scheme worth 75 million euros to upgrade computerisation in public administration.

    [03] Greece offers humanitarian aid to Russia, Czech Republic

    13/08/2002 21:17:54

    The Greek foreign ministry decided to send 150.000 dollars in aid to Russia, as a contribution to a disaster relief fund of that country, which faced terrible flooding.

    The decision was taken by Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Loverdos following a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister George Papandreou.

    The sum will be handed over by the Greek embassy in Moscow, along with a letter of solidarity to the Russian people.

    A similar move was made by the Greek foreign ministry toward the Czech Republic, which was also inundated by rain and experienced heavy damages. Loverdos called on the country's ambassador to Athens and offered Greece's assistance in further humanitarian aid and rescue squad assistance.

    [04] Int' Sailing Federation director satisfied with sailing center

    13/08/2002 20:02:36

    International Sailing Federation Director of Sailing Jerome Pels on Tuesday expressed his satisfaction over the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Sailing Center installations, which will be used for the first time in a test event on Friday.

    ''The international federation is very pleased with the installations. It is exactly what we need for this test event, especially regarding the port facilities for the yachts,'' he said.

    The facilities are sufficient for the Games as well, since the number of participants in the upcoming test event will be about double than that of the actual Games.

    [05] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday

    13/08/2002 18:20:28

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.987

    Pound sterling 0.644

    Danish kroner 7.487

    Swedish kroner 9.333

    Japanese yen 117.4

    Swiss franc 1.476

    Norwegian kroner 7.509

    Cyprus pound 0.577

    Canadian dollar 1.555

    Australian dollar 1.836

    [06] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Wednesday

    13/08/2002 17:02:36

    Sunshine is forecast in all parts of the country, with scattered cloud on the mainland from early evening. Winds north-northwesterly, moderate, turning strong at sea. In the north, temperatures will range from 18C to 31C; on the rest of the mainland from 20C to 34C; and in the islands from 23C to 33C. Temperatures in Athens between 24C and 33C; and in Thessaloniki between 23C and 30C.


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