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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-04-20

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  • [01] The Friday edition of Athens' dailies
  • [02] WWII handgrenades found in potato shipment from Germany
  • [03] Australian Embassy to commemorate ANZAC Day
  • [04] Antikythera wreck exhibition in Athens

  • [01] The Friday edition of Athens' dailies

    AMNA- The last opinion polls ahead of the May 6 general elections, the impact of the PSI on the banks' financial indicators, and the 'morning after' of the elections were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "150 families in danger of their apartment buildings caving in on them".

    AVGHI: "No to a noose around the people's necks for the banks' debts".

    AVRIANI: "Merkel fears the critical outcome of the elections in Greece and France".

    DEALnews: "Triple merger of National Bank, Eurobank and Piraeus Bank".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Unethical political favors to tax, customs officials just days before general elections were declared".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "ND lead with +7 percent".

    ESTIA: "Post-elections impasse".

    ETHNOS: "The gap closing - PASOK, ND with low percentages".

    IMERISSIA: "Reductions of salaries in banks".

    KATHIMERINI: "The decisions on the banks postponed".

    LOGOS: "The Greek people's money going to the political parties".

    NIKI: "How to renegotiate your loan with the banks".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Vote for KKE a positive dynamic of the elections".

    TA NEA: "Voters preparing PASOK-ND match".

    VRADYNI: "Tax traps in E1 income tax statement sheet and how to avoid them".

    [02] WWII handgrenades found in potato shipment from Germany

    AMNA-- Two rusted handgrenades dating to WWII were found on Thursday in a shipment of potatoes from Germany as the produce was being unloaded at a potato processing factory in Atalanti, Fthiotis prefecture.

    The first of the two grenades, rusted and without a detonator, was spotted by plant workers after hearing a strange sound during the pre-wash stage. The night shift at the plant later found the second grenade in the same shipment.

    Police were immediately alerted and production was shut down at the plant.

    Bomb disposal experts arrived at the plant on Friday morning and removed and neutralised the two grenades.

    A preliminary investigation has been launched .

    [03] Australian Embassy to commemorate ANZAC Day


    The Australian Embassy in Athens will commemorate ANZAC Day, the annual commemoration of fallen Australian and New Zealand soldiers in all wars, in ceremonies in Limnos at the East Mudros Commonwealth Military Cemetery on Monday 23 April at 12 noon, and in Athens at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Alimos on Wednesday 25 April at 11am.

    The ceremonies will be attended by Australian veterans and their families, as well as Australian members of parliament and representatives of the Australian and Greek Governments. Both events are open to the public.

    On ANZAC Day around the world, Australians gather to honour the first ANZACs, Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915, Australia's first major military campaign in which 50,000 Australians participated. Nearly 9,000 Australians and 2,700 New Zealanders died, along with countless others from Britain, France, India and Turkey. One in twenty-five Australians was a casualty during WW1 overall.

    Limnos was the main logistical support base for the Gallipoli campaign, home to the Australian hospital and a place of refuge for wounded Australian soldiers. Several hundreds are buried there.

    As part of this year's commemorations, school students from Livadohori in Limnos and St Spyridon College in Sydney will reflect on these bonds in an on-line communication during which they will discuss the historical links between the two nations.

    Australian Ambassador Mrs Jenny Bloomfield said that this year's commemoration was an important occasion to remember the fallen soldiers, as well as the shared history between our two countries.

    "From the coast of Limnos where the first ANZACs embarked on the Gallipoli campaign which shaped our nation, to the battlefields of Crete fighting against Nazi invasion in 1941, Australians and Greeks have fought together for democracy and freedom and have formed lasting bonds of friendship".

    "On 25 April as we remember those we have lost, we also remember the values that define our nation - courage, sacrifice, mateship, compassion, as well as our common humanity. These are values that Australians and Greeks both share, and which are more important than ever in overcoming the challenges currently facing Greece. Australia stands by Greece as it addresses these challenges and we believe it can emerge stronger than ever from the crisis".

    [04] Antikythera wreck exhibition in Athens

    AMNA--All the findings of the Antikythera wreck, including the Antikythera Mechanism, will be on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens for a year within the framework of the exhibition entitled "The wreck of Antikythera - The ship, the treasures, the Mechanism" that will run until April 2013.

    Speaking in a press conference ahead of the formal opening of the exhibition on Thursday, the museum's director stated that many of the 378 findings, dated between 60-50 BC, will be displayed together for the first time, while others have never been on display before. amna

    The most famous of the findings, the Antikythera Mechanism, is believed to be an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as a "mechanical computer") designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was discovered in the Antikythera wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, between Kythera and Crete, and has been dated back to 150-100 BC. Technological artifacts of similar complexity appeared a thousand years later.

    The wreck was discovered sometime before Easter 1900 by sponge divers. The mechanism itself was discovered on May 17, 1901, when archaeologist Valerios Stais noticed that a piece of rock recovered from the site had a gear wheel embedded in it.

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