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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 06-01-15

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  • [01] Olympiakos Won the Derby
  • [02] Freezing Cold Across Greece
  • [03] ERT Enters Digital Era
  • [04] Persisting in Criticism against Linos
  • [05] Rally Against Racism
  • [06] Incidents at Athens Polytechnic
  • [07] Sharon Underwent Tracheotomy
  • [08] Greek Basketball Team In Deep
  • [09] Significant Win for Olympia
  • [10] AEK Wins in Kozani
  • [11] PAOK Prevailed
  • [12] Great Away Win for Kalamaria
  • [13] Ionikos' Comeback to Victories

  • [01] Olympiakos Won the Derby

    15 Jan 2006 21:04:00

    By Stathis Petropoulos

    The anxiety that weighed down both Olympiakos fans and coach regarding Rivaldos participation in todays derby proved pretty groundless, since it was the Brazilian super star that earned Olympiakos the victory in one of the most fascinated derbies between the two "eternal rivals." Olympiakos 3-2 victory against Panathinaikos shot their difference up to 12 points, and it now seems that AEK is the only obstacle in Olympiakos way to this years title. Panathinaikos took the lead when Gonzales succeeded in the penalty kick in the 21. However, Rivaldo had not said his final word and with two goals in the 38 and 58 brought the situation upside down. In the 73, Konstantinou scored a third goal for Olympiakos. The final 3-2 scored was achieved by Gekas of Panathinaikos in the 74.

    Referee: Kalopoulos (Thessaloniki) Yellow Cards: Nikopolidis, Okkas, Pantos Flavio Conceicao, Gekas, Gonzales, Seric, Darlas, Tziolis

    OLYMPIAKOS: Nikopolidis, Pantos, Anatolakis, Schurrer, Bulut, Georgatos (59 Castillo), Stoltidis, Rivaldo (90+ Kostoulas), Djordjevic, Okkas (88 Kafes), Konstantinou.

    PANATHINAIKOS: Galinovic, Vintra, Biscan, Morris, Darlas (77 Mantzios), Tziolis, Gonzales, Flavio Conceicao (70 Leontiou), Gekas, Seric (57 Haralabidis), Papadopoulos.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [02] Low Temperatures and Snowfalls Freezing Cold Across Greece

    15 Jan 2006 17:11:00 (Last updated: 15 Jan 2006 18:19:17)

    By Anna Kourti

    Sources: NET

    Snowfalls and freezing cold make the scenery throughout Greece. The meteorologists forecast low temperatures and snowfalls in eastern mainland and Crete. Mountains Parnitha, Penteli and Ymittos are dressed in white. Serious problems have presented themselves in villages near the area of Steni, on Evia Island. As per the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, the weather is expected to show signs of improvement as of Monday. In Attica, the temperature is to range from 3 to 10 degrees Celsius, while in Thessaloniki from -2 to 8 degrees Celsius. In the rest of the country the weather is forecast sunny. There will be easing winds in western Greece, strong northeasterly gales in the north and strong winds in the Aegean. In the mainland, the frost wave will continue.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    Related Links:

    Hellenic National Meteorological Service

    [03] Pilot Programme Begins on Monday ERT Enters Digital Era

    15 Jan 2006 14:26:00 (Last updated: 15 Jan 2006 20:32:26)

    By Dimitris Alexopoulos

    Sources: NET

    A new era for Greek television begins on Monday, with the beginning of transmission of the first digital television programmes by ERT, initially in Attica and in a pilot stage. Facing the challenge of the digital era, and in full accordance with its commitments as a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), for the replacement of every analogue transmission with digital by 2012 the Public Television will offer three different and modern channels entitled "Prisma Plus," "Cine Plus" and "Sport Plus," free of charge, while usage services will be available shortly, which can determinatively change viewers relation with television.

    Two-Year Pilot Programme

    "Prisma Plus" will be the first channel to normally operate in March. "Prisma Plus" is a multi-collective channel allowing access to the disabled. "Cine Plus" will start operation in April and "Sport Plus" in May.

    The pilot program, which is scheduled to last two years, provides for each channel to broadcast novel programmes for six up to ten hours daily. The programmes, will then be rebroadcast.

    The ultimate goal is for the programme to be made up of novel shows broadcast all day round.

    As of coming March, 65% of the people living in Attica, Thessaloniki and Thessaly will have the opportunity of a free access to digital television through 48, 56, 53 UHF, with decoders being the only prerequisite.

    The decoders are already available in the Greek market, while ERT has decided to offer some to families of the disabled.

    After the two-year pilot programme, the services provided will be doubled and even be accessed to through mobile phones.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [04] Former Deputy Minister Christos Markogiannakis Persisting in Criticism against Linos

    15 Jan 2006 13:23:00 (Last updated: 15 Jan 2006 20:47:38)

    By Dimitris Alexopoulos

    Sources: NET, NET 105.8

    Former Deputy Minister of Public Order Christos Markogiannakis addressed an open rally at Chania. Mr Markogiannakis made it clear that it was not intra-party rivalry that prompted his resignation. He then went on to thank Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis and Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis by stating that he has not lost faith in Mr Karamanlis. Upon stepping on the podium, Mr Markogiannakis threw flowers at the people summoned, while a friend of his gave him a Cretan lyre. On Saturday, he made a joint appearance with MP Stelios Nikiforakis, thus denying rumours of an internal dispute in New Democracy. In interviews with Sunday newspapers, Mr Markogiannakis reiterated his criticism against Supreme Court Prosecutor Dimitris Linos, saying that he is not doing a good job.

    "Some Actions were Wrong"

    In two interviews with Sundays editions of To Vima and Eleftherotypia, Mr Markogiannakis criticised some actions of Mr Linos, saying that they were wrong, particularly the order for a preliminary investigation into the death of the Russian criminal.

    "He should learn how to do his job well," stated Mr Markogiannakis, accusing Mr Linos of a leak of his actions, which provided television news programmes.

    On the statement that led to his resignation, Mr Markogiannakis repeated that he made it in a private group of friends, however he added that he should not have used such expressions.

    In closing, he made special mention to Giorgos Voulgarakis, saying he is an excellent politician and will be very useful in Greek society in the future.

    [05] In Athens, Thessaloniki, Rethymno, Zakynthos, Trip Rally Against Racism

    15 Jan 2006 16:31:00

    By Anna Kourti

    Sources: ANA, NET

    A rally against racism was staged on Sunday morning on the occasion of the murder of an 18-year-old Albanian national on New Years Day in Rethymno, Crete. The demonstrators gathered at Omonia Square and marched to Greek Parliament. The rally was co-organised by Unions of Albanians living in Athens and Greek organizations fighting for the rights of immigrants. The immigrants voiced their objection to xenophobia and called on the Greek state to protect them. Similar rallies were staged in Rethymno, Zakynthos and Tripoli. In Thessaloniki, the demonstrators mounted a sit-in protest before the statue of Venizelos (leading 20th century Greek political figure). "No to racism, equality and democracy for all," being the dominating slogan, the demonstrators asked for a peaceful co-existence respecting diversification.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [06] By Groups of Anarchists Incidents at Athens Polytechnic

    15 Jan 2006 11:38:00

    Sources: NET 105.8

    Ten minutes before midnight, groups of anarchists attending a party in the Athens Polytechnic caused incidents upon their exit from the institution, throwing molotovs against police force and causing damage to 6 vehicles parked at the streets of Tositsas and Bouboulina. The policemen used tear gas, which resulted in the youth re-entering the Polytechnic and stopping the incidents. The young riot makers exited the area of the Polytechnic in the early morning hours.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [07] Sharon Underwent Tracheotomy

    15 Jan 2006 17:54:00 (Last updated: 15 Jan 2006 21:50:23)

    By Anna Kourti

    Sources: Reuters, BBC, ANA, NET

    Doctors performed a brain scan and a tracheotomy on Israels Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been treated since January 4 in Jerusalems Hadassah hospital after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage. Spokesman for Jerusalems Hadassah hospital Ron Krumer said that after the multiple strokes Ariel Sharon suffered and the three operations he underwent, tracheotomy was successful. "The Israeli Premier remains in serious, but stable condition," he added. In the meantime, the Israeli cabinet decided to allow Palestinians living in eastern Jerusalem to take part in the Palestinian parliamentary elections scheduled for January 25, while Hamas group was not allowed. Earlier, during the meeting of the Israeli cabinet, the Attorney General had announced that Ehud Olmert will be acting Prime Minister up until the March 28 parliamentarian elections, since he decided not to declare Ariel Sharon permanently incapacitated.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    Read the story on other sources:

    BBC: Ariel Sharon is given tracheotomy

    Reuters: Sharon surgery ends successfully: hospital

    [08] In Japan's World Basketball Championship Greek Basketball Team In Deep

    15 Jan 2006 13:55:00

    By Dimitris Alexopoulos

    Sources: ANA

    The Greek National Mens Basketball team was drawn in the third group of the FIBA World Basketball Championship, which will take place in Japan from August 19 to September 3. The reigning European Champion is called to face Brazil, Turkey, Australia, Lithuania and Qatar at the city of Hamamatsu. The first four teams will qualify straight to the "16" round. All games from the "16" round to the final will be knock-out, while the World Champion will ensure its participation to the 2008 Peking Olympics.

    Groups and Schedule

    Group A (Sendai City, Miyagi): Argentina, Venezuela, France, Serbia Montenegro, Lebanon, Nigeria

    Group B (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima): Spain, Panama, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Angola

    Group C (Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka): Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Lithuania, Qatar

    Group D (Sapporo City, Hokkaido): USA, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Italy, China, Senegal


    Saturday, August 19 Greece Qatar Brazil Australia Turkey Lithuania

    Sunday, August 20 Qatar Brazil Lithuania Greece Australia Turkey

    Monday, August 21 DAY OFF

    Tuesday, August 22 Lithuania Qatar Turkey Brazil Greece Australia

    Wednesday, August 23 Qatar Turkey Australia Lithuania Brazil Greece

    Thursday, August 24 Australia Qatar Greece Turkey Lithuania Brazil

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [09] Significant Win for Olympia

    15 Jan 2006 21:12:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Olympia made yet another step towards avoiding deregulation after claiming a 67-60 away victory against Kolossos Rhodes on match day 11 of the A1 basketball championship. This was the fifth win for Olympia, while, however hard they tried, Kolossos failed to achieve their second victory in the championship. Kolossos started off better and enjoyed a three-point lead at the end of the first half. Olympias players pulled themselves together and managed to take a slight lead, which they maintained until the final whistle. The score per period: 12-17, 28-31, 46-42, 67-60.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [10] AEK Wins in Kozani

    15 Jan 2006 18:56:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    At the derby between the team ranking in the middle of the scoreboard, since they both count five wins and five defeats, it was AEK that achieved a significant away 80-73 win against Makedonikos in Kozani on match day 11 of the A1 basketball championship. Makedonikos performed better in the first half and even enjoyed a 14-point lead in the first ten-minute period. AEK counterattacked in the second half and with Slaven Rimac being the leader, AEK earned a valuable win. The score per period: 29-15, 42-36, 56-60, 73-80.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [11] PAOK Prevailed

    15 Jan 2006 21:57:00

    By Stathis Petropoulos

    PAOK achieved a breather against Xanthi and secured the fourth place. In an encounter, where neither team performed well, PAOK proved that they can achieve a victory when they really want to. The deciding goal that determined the result of the game was scored by Salpigidis in the 62. Earlier, in the 59 Labriakos missed the chance to open the lead, since he failed to make the best of PAOKs defence turnover.

    Referee: Kasnaferis (Athens) Yellow Cards: Udeze - Paviot

    PAOK: Fernandez, Karypidis (75 Malezas), Udeze, Arabatzis, Zagorakis (46 Iliadis), Balafas, Egomits (51 Mieciel), Christodoulopoulos, Maladenis, Konstantinidis, Salpigidis.

    XANTHI: Pizanowski, Papadimitriou, Paviot, Antzas, Emerson, Fliskas, Quintana, Baykara (87 Kazakis), Garpozis, Labriakos, Machradze (80 Torosidis).

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [12] Great Away Win for Kalamaria

    15 Jan 2006 18:19:00

    By Stathis Petropoulos

    Performing really well, Apollon Kalamarias players succeeded a great away 2-1 victory over OFI in Pangritio Stadium. Upon the beginning of the encounter, the guest team were pretty threatening, but the home side were successful in the offensive. In the 10, Pappas opened the score and gave the lead to Apollon. However, OFIs players were not the least disheartened and Oforiquaye scored the equalising goal in the 21. Chances kept coming in torrents in the second half, as well. OFI was outnumbered when Roubakis was shown off the pitch after receiving a second yellow card. OFI played better in the rerun, yet their inability to find their way to Apollons nets did not go unpunished. In the 84 Parmaxidis scored and gave a 2-1 lead to the guest.

    Referee: Tsahilidis (Piraeus) Yellow Cards: Konstantinidis, Papadopoulos, Poubakis, Kounenakis, Machlas. Red Cards: Roubakis (2nd yellow card)

    OFI (Vangelis Vlahos): Sifakis, Kounenakis, Anastasiadis, Konstantinidis (37 Deyanof, 64 Dentsas), Pitsos, Sfakianakis, Khachatryan, Davidson, Roubakis, Oforiquaye (77 Nwafor), Machlas.

    APOLLON KALAMARIAS (Makis Katsavakis): Kovac, N.Ch. Papadopoulos, Fytanidis, Amponsah, Karamanlis, Orfanos, Murawski, Ioannou (66 Mouzaoui), Cleyton, Pappas, Samouilidis (72 Parmaxidis).

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [13] Ionikos' Comeback to Victories

    15 Jan 2006 17:21:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Ionikos scored a significant victory defeating Levadiakos in Neapoli with a score of 2-0 on match day fifteen of the Greek Division 1 football championship. Ionikos players were pretty good in the offensive from the very beginning of the encounter and tried to score. However, Levadiakos iron defence left no room for Ionikos strikers. In the 42, Perrone took advantage of Pastos turnover, targeted Zafiropoulos nets and gave his team the lead. Upon the onset of the rerun, Levadiakos had a great chance to equalize with Kallimanis winning a penalty kick. Unfortunately, Rusev missed and targeted the crossbar, instead. Finally, in the 65 Ionikos scored a second goal with Vourexakis adding his name to the scorers list.

    Referee: Skoufitsas (Athens) Yellow Cards: Vourexakis, Rusev, King, Pastos


    IONIKOS(Sakis Tsiolis): Beqaj, Tsiblidis, Melabianakis, Perrone (74 Pajuelo), King, Poulopoulos, Lettieri, Vourexakis, Gutman, Ukar, Konstantinidis (90 Triantafyllou).

    LEVADIAKOS (Takis Lemonis): Zafiropoulos, Vitali, Rusev (66 Lazorik), Pastos (72 Karakatsanis), Dimou, Dimitropoulos, Andralas, Chrysafis (46 Bushi), Bassala, Kallimanis, Gourma.

    Translated by Areti Christou

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