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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-01-22

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  • [01] One woman dead and 23 injured in Egnatia road pile-ups
  • [02] The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies
  • [03] Shipyards workers start rolling 24h strikes
  • [04] Exhibition showcases the evolution of Thessaloniki seen through its architecture

  • [01] One woman dead and 23 injured in Egnatia road pile-ups

    AMNA--One woman died and 23 people were injured at a twenty-vehicle pile-up in the Egnatia national highway early on Tuesday morning, while another, eight-car pile-up a kilometre away on the same roadway resulted in the injury of two people.

    Police said the first pile-up involved cars and trucks. Both accidents occurred around the area of Kleidi Imathias after fog in the area had reduced visibility.amna

    The injured and the deceased man were taken to hospitals in Veroia and Thessaloniki. amna

    Police is diverting traffic towards Thessaloniki via the old national road at the Alexandria junction.

    [02] The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    AVGHI: "State property at bargain price".

    DIMOKRATIA: "(Evangelos, PASOK leader) Venizelos ...the great"

    EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: "Distinction of powers"

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "God help you if you get sick!"

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "They freezed Greece but the coffers did not fill"

    ESTIA: "Economy does not wait"

    ETHNOS: "Hot money to 500 professions from EU Structural Funds (ESPA)"

    IMERISSIA: "Private auditors discover hidden tax- treasure"

    KATHIMERINI: "Terrorists had a rocket launcher at the attack against New Democracy's (ND) headquarters"

    LOGOS: "Halt in traffic means"

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Prime Minister Antonis Samaras orders acceleration of privatisation"

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Government promotes crumbs for pensions after 40 years of work"

    TA NEA: "1.5 million hostages in Athens' streets"

    VRADYNI: "Opportunity for loans' second arrangement"

    6 DAYS: "WWII-like conditions in January"

    [03] Shipyards workers start rolling 24h strikes

    AMNA--Elefsina Shipyard workers started rolling 24h strikes on Tuesday, to protest the owners' announcement that if the state does not pay off the construction of three navy vessels the shipyard will have to shut down.

    According to the workers, the Shipyard administration is paying them portions of their wages from 2010. amna

    Moreover, the group's chairman, Nikos Tavoularis, had warned Defence Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos and Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis by letter that if the state's obligations towards the Shipyards were not fulfilled by the of 2012, the shipyards will close.

    [04] Exhibition showcases the evolution of Thessaloniki seen through its architecture

    AMNA--An exhibition titled "Thessaloniki 100+ Architecture and City - Modernizations and Adaptations" is running at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall through January 31, showcasing the city's and its architecture's evolution over the past century that radically altered the urban landscape.

    Thessaloniki, spanning a long historical lifetime, balances between East and West and develops its character through its geographic position at the intersection of sea and land networks and meeting points of historical civilizations and ethnicities. The uninterrupted urban functions and the Balkan hinterland constitute the main differentiation parameters making Thessaloniki unique among Greek cities, according to the organizers.amna

    The exhibition presents the late and contemporary architecture heritage of Thessaloniki, while investigating its lifelong, multiple identities through the current city image. The main concept involves the highlighting of progressive trends that have been applied in successive transition phases towards the contemporary reality. The modernization and its adaptation to local idiosyncrasies are presented in a comprehensive manner both for laymen and specialized visitors. The exhibition aims at the creation of an architectural promenade through the actual city, while sections through time and space offer the possibility of discovering unknown perspectives of the contemporary city.amna

    Featuring architectural projects and urban interventions of critical importance and global impact, the show focuses on the stratigraphy of the place and the way the implementations of the projects have shaped the contemporary image of the city.amna

    Presented in a chronological order, the main units of the exhibition cover the primary ottoman modernization (before 1912), the interwar radical urban reconstruction, the postwar/cold war modernization and the contemporary architectural and urban diffuse. The visitors' itinerary is linear while the inner organization of each unit is multifocal.

    The exhibition is organized by the Technical Chamber of Greece/ Sector of Central Macedonia, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) School of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering and the AUTH Interuniversity Postgraduate Programme of Museology, in collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki's Concert Hall Organization. Chief curator of the exhibition is Prof. Nikos Kalogirou, AUTH Department of Architecture.

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