Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Greek, black and proud: the village in Greece with African roots


The village of Avato, in the northeastern prefecture of Xanthi, is home to a unique community whose ancestors are believed to have come to Greece from Sudan during Ottoman rule
"What are you looking for, young woman? the village shepherd asks. He's got African looks but speaks in the local accent, a combination that would surprise anyone who accidentally wandered into Avato, a village 26km south of Xanthi, a city in northeastern Greece.
There, away from the eyes of the world, live the black Greeks of Thrace, whose ancestors came to the country during Ottoman rule as slaves of local beys (or governors).
Now Greek citizens, they are confused about their origins. Some believe that their ancestors came to the country as British mercenaries during the first world war. The roots of an entire village is a small detail in the sum of world history.

Monday, May 25, 2015

2,000 Aussie babies born thanks to Greece

25 May 2015
While Greece is famous for its beaches and archaeological sites, there's another form of tourism that is booming: medical tourism.
Greece is becoming an internationally recognised hub for IVF treatments, and leading the charge is Greek Australian doctor Kostas Pantos.
Since opening his Athens Genesis clinic in 2004, Dr Pantos has helped thousands of couples conceive, and he says more than 2,000 of those babies have been born to Australian families.
His clinic has seen a huge jump in applications from Australia and around the world thanks to word of mouth and ideal conditions in Greece.
"At the moment Greece is a hot spot concerning in vitro fertilisation," Dr Pantos tells Neos Kosmos.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The"Lobster" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Press conference The Lobster with Yorgos LANTHIMOS and actors Rachel WEISZ, Léa SEYDOU, Angeliki PAPOULIA, Ariane LABED, Colin FARRELL, John C. REILLY.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Greece in shock - father kills his own daughter in Gruesome details



Detailing the gruesome events, a report from defencenet noted that the after murdering his own child, he cut up the body, cooked it in a pot with potatoes, onions and rice, flushed a good portion of it in the sewage system and slowly disposed of the rest at various trash cans around Athens where stray dogs are abundant.

Authorities pointed out that Ani's father, is a heavy drug addict, has confessed to the killing during questioning. Initially, he had said that he found the child dead after waking up from a drug induced haze and amid panic disposed of her body.

Attica prefecture police chief Christos Papazafiris described the case as unprecedented and a first in Greek history. Police officers were shocked by the gruesome details of the desecration of the child's dead body, Papazarifis said.

As such, they released an official statement with the following hair-raising conclusions (here they are in a brief form, more details can be read further down):

  • No trace of Ani’s body is likely to be found as her father effectively destroyed it, by cutting it up, cooking it, and disposing of it in the toilet and in other locations.
  • Savvas had put towels on the windows to absorb the steam
  • On the 12th of April Savvas disposed of the last trace of Ani’s body
  • Trace’s of Ani’s blood was found on various objects and in the house
  • Savvas’s blood was found on a knife and a sheet
  • Following the murder, Savvas bought new furniture and new mops and brooms to conceal the crime
  • Savvas then sold Ani’s stroller, toys and crib to a Romanian owner of a store in the area on the 16-17th of April for 55 euros.
  • According to police, the motive for the crime was Savvas’s jealousy of the little girl
  • Savvas cleaned the pipes of his house and had planned to have them replaced
  • Savvas also transported portions of the body in food containers to conceal their true nature.
  • The first indications are that Dimitria did not know of Ani’s death
  • There was no indication that the child had any significant health problems that may have contributed to her death.
The gruesome crime has shocked the public in Greece. As the 27-year-old was taken to be arraigned before magistrates he was heckled by a crowd calling him a ‘monster’.
    "It is highly unlikely that we will find evidence (a bone, etc.) from the four-year old victim's body", said Papazarifis said, leaving it to be understood that the 27-year old disposed of all traces of his child.

I am 7, and I want these animals to last." Olivia Binfield

"Come on, don’t you have a heart ? You don’t want these animals to depart Forget the X Factor and the top ten singing chart Look at the most endangered animals and the poison darts The amur leopard, siberian tiger and polar bear They’re so gorgeous, it’s just not fair ! If I say their Latin names, will you listen more ? Oh, Louis ! Please don’t say this is a bore ! Varanus Komodaensis : Komodo Dragon By the way, why does man have to take them all away ? Why does he hunt and poach ? Man, you are such a fool… Snakes skinned alive for handbags ? That is just not cool Please listen to my passion, although it may not be in fashion I cannot sing it, you might laugh. I cannot dance, you would say that i was daft But I am 7, and I want these animals to last."

Alice Fredenham - My Funny Valentine (liquid gold voice)

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Voice of Greece - The Battles (S02E12) "Στο πα και στο ξαναλέω"

Greek "VOICE" snippets

Beyonce almost naked at the Met Gala 2015

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May 5, 2015 M 7.5 Kokopo, Papua New Guinea


The May 5, 2015 M 7.5 earthquake south-southwest of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, occurred as the result of thrust faulting on or near the plate boundary interface between the subducting Australia and overriding Pacific plates.  At the location of the earthquake, the Australia plate moves towards the east-northeast at a velocity of 105 mm/yr with respect to the Pacific plate, and begins its subduction into the mantle beneath New Britain at the New Britain Trench, south-southeast of the earthquake. The moment tensor and depth of the event are consistent with thrust-type motion on the interface between these two plates. Note that at the location of the earthquake, some researchers divide the edges of the Australia and Pacific plates into several microplates that take up the overall convergence between Australia and the Pacific, including the Solomon Sea and South Bismark microplates local to this event. The Solomon Sea plate moves slightly faster and more northeasterly with respect to the Pacific plate than does Australia due to sea-floor spreading in the Woodlark Basin several hundred kilometers to the southeast of the May 5 earthquake, facilitating the classic subduction evident beneath New Britain.
While commonly plotted as points on maps, earthquakes of this size are more appropriately described as slip over a larger fault area. Events of the magnitude of the May 5, 2015 earthquake are typically about 70x40 km in size (length x width).
The plate boundary between the Australia and Pacific plates in the Papua New Guinea region is very active seismically; 36 M 7+ events have occurred within 250 km of the May 5, 2015 earthquake over the past century. Few are known to have caused shaking-related fatalities because of the remoteness of the region, though a M 8.0 earthquake in November 2000 – one of three similarly sized events over a 2-day period – did cause several deaths. The largest nearby earthquake was an M 8.1 event, 150 km to the east-northeast of the May 5, 2015 earthquake, one of two M8+ earthquakes 140 km apart in July 1971. The May, 2015 earthquake is just 10 km to the east-northeast of the November 17, 2000 M 7.8 earthquake, also thrust-faulting event on the plate boundary interface.
The May 5 earthquake has also been preceded by a series of moderate-to-large earthquakes on this portion of the plate boundary over the past several weeks, beginning with a M 7.5 event on March 29, 2015, 110 km to the northeast of the May 5, 2015 earthquake. Between these two large events, 25 other earthquakes of M 5+ have occurred in the same area; including M 6.7 and M 6.8 events just to the northwest of the May 5 earthquake, on April 30 and May 1, respectively.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Telepathic Communication between two people

How do two people become so connected that they are able to communicate without being in contact physically, speak to each other through telepathy and even feel the same pains?
The ability to send to and receive from each other thoughts and feelings comes from a spiritual connection between the two of you. When two people are spiritually close to each other, they are often able to sense what the other is feeling or thinking.
Telepathic communication consists of two directions, sending and receiving.
It depends on intention. Whether you have the intent to sense what the other person is thinking and feeling, or for the other person to pick up certain thoughts and feelings you are sending. It will be harder for others to sense your thoughts if you want to hide yourself from them. You psychically put up a shield to prevent them from seeing your intentions. The same is also true when others do that.
It takes someone of a stronger mind and greater clarity of thinking to penetrate the psychic shields of others to see what they are thinking.
When two people are spiritually close, they trust each other and they have mutual empathy. Empathy is one of the key ingredients of telepathy.
Telepathy which is of the psychic level of the mind tends to operate beyond pure words and linguistics. It takes place in the form of feelings, images and desires. You may be able to receive telepathic communication from another person in the form of pure words. But usually it comes through a feeling, image or desire.
Depending on whether the telepathic message is verbal or nonverbal as well as your dominant mental modality, you might receive the message by instantly knowing it (Paracognition), hearing it from an inner voice in your mind (clairaudience), visualize it (clairvoyance) or feeling it (clairsentience).
In non-local telepathy which is psychic communication out of sight, you might sense an emotion that another person is feeling at that time, or you might think of an image that is related to what that person is experiencing, or you could sense what that person is intending to do. All these happens without you being able to read the body language of the person.
That psychic message that you get doesn't seem to be just a thought that you conjure up in your mind out of pure imagination but it comes with the feeling of clarity and inner certainty which is exactly what intuition is made up of.
All things at the psychic level operates through the power of belief. In order to send or receive telepathy, you first need to have the belief that you can send and receive telepathy, and that it is going to happen.