Saturday, January 12, 2013

Brothel owner saves Greek Soccer Team

Phenomenon near Australia


The cloud appeared at sunset off the coast of Onslow, in the Pilbara region in West Australia's northwest, where residents are bracing for Cyclone Narelle. Picture: Levi Cooper, The Bureau of Meteorology said the phenomenon was created as wind and rain caused the storm to dump sand and dust it had picked while passing over Onslow. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/gallery-e6frg6nf-1226551852435?page=5

Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China


The 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has opened in north east China and is expected to attract millions of visitors. Photos: AFP http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/gallery-e6frg6so-1226551150049?page=1

New Island appears of German coast


German coast


Bird Island
A new island has been discovered off the coast of Germany. Picture: Martin Stock/ LKN-SH
AN ISLAND the size of 25 football pitches has appeared seemingly out of nowhere off the coast of Germany.
The landmass, which is composed of sandbanks, gradually emerged from the violent waters of the North Sea over the past few years.
It lies 24 kilometres off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany's far north in a stretch of coastline known as the Wattenmeer, a marine national park.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/travel/news/new-island-rises-off-german-coast/story-e6frg8ro-1226551755699

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bollywood celebrities on Dabboo Calendar 2013

Baby grabs doctors hand during Caesarean


Fifteen seconds before Randy Atkins' daughter Nevaeh was born on 9 October 2012, he snapped a picture of something that even the doctor who delivered her has never seen before.
The photograph shows the baby's hand reaching out while she is still in the womb and grabbing the doctor's finger. Mr Atkins and his wife Alicia posted the picture on Facebook just before Christmas and it has since gone viral.
Mrs Atkins, who is herself a professional photographer, had the picture printed on canvas and gave a copy to gynaecologist Dr. Allan Sawyer, who delivered her daughter.
According to Facebook's statistics, Mrs Atkins' page was seen by more than 36,000 people in just one week since the photo was released.

NSW an oven as Temperatures soar




CNN) -- Soaring temperatures and strong winds have combined to create a "catastrophic" fire threat across the southeast Australian state of New South Wales.
Residents have been warned to remain vigilant as temperatures rise towards a predicted high of 43 degrees (109 degrees Fahrenheit) in the state capital of Sydney.
In some areas of the state, winds of more than 70 kilometers an hour (43 mph) were threatening to fan the flames of fires already burning. However, a change in wind direction had caused temperatures in certain parts of the state to fall, offering some relief.
A "catastrophic" fire risk has been declared in four areas of NSW, although the risk across 90% of the state is "severe" or above. A "catastrophic" warning carries the risk of significant loss of life and the destruction of many homes, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/07/world/asia/australia-heat-fires/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

RIP Carolina Picchio - STOP BULLYING !!!


Yesterday in Italy a bullied girl committed suicide. Her name is Carolina Picchio and she was only 14 years.

By Genevra Pittman
Reuters
About one in 25 U.S. teens has attempted suicide, according to a new national study, and one in eight has thought about it. 
Researchers said those numbers are similar to the prevalence of lifetime suicidal thinking and attempts reported by adults - suggesting the teenage years are an especially vulnerable time.
"What adults say is, the highest risk time for first starting to think about suicide is in adolescence," said Matthew Nock, a psychologist who worked on the study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The results are based on in-person interviews of close to 6,500 teens in the U.S. and questionnaires filled out by their parents. Along with asking youth about their suicidal thinking, plans and attempts, interviewers also determined which teens fit the bill for a range of mental disorders.

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Face That Got 90,000 Twitter Followers In Under 3 Hours

Cafe Anatolia - Evanthia Reboutsika

Touch of Spice - Στα Λιμάνια Ανάψανε Φωτιές



Scorpios 2013


General:

2013 practically screams Scorpio. This year your intense traits are up in lights, just like your name. Transformation, metamorphosis, passion, and sexuality are all heavily pronounced right now. Saturn, known as the Cosmic Taskmaster, has taken up long-term residency in your stars until 2015. You can expect nothing less than a total overhaul of your former self. Add to this the fact that your ruler, Pluto, is in what is known as a “mutual reception” with Saturn (they’ve essentially swapped signs). The force for change and the need to rebuild your life from its very foundation is doubled. This is a year for uncovering your greatest resourcefulness and relinquishing any skeletons from your psychic closet. Death and rebirth become daily themes as you shed layer upon layer of the former you. The speed at which your life is moving, evolving and changing is unprecedented, Scorpio. The New Moon Solar Eclipse on 3 November marks the most dramatic push of the year. Strap yourself in for the most intense ride you’ve had in at least a decade.
Love:
The commitment theme extends into all life arenas this year, but especially love. Saturn demands that you stick with the relationship you've started if you ever want to learn deep and meaningful lessons about intimacy, Scorpio. It might feel like it will kill you to trust someone again, but think of the rewards when deep passion and connection are possible, if you're willing to take the risk. Neptune continues to bring a longing for a soulful merger with your romantic partner again this year. Chiron takes up residence in your love zone so the themes of illusion, delusion and the desire for divine romance continue. You want a love that inspires poetry, art, music and cinema. You want a love worthy of the gods. Nothing less will do.

SRK speaks out about rape

We couldn't save u but wot a big voice u have, u brave little girl.That voice is telling us that rape is not an aberration,not a mistake. Rape embodies sexuality as our culture & society has defined it. i am so sorry that i am a part of this society and culture. I am so sorry that I am a man.I promise I will fight with ur voice. I will respect women, so that I gain my daughter's respect.  Shah Rukh Khan(facebook)

The Greek island of old age


The most comprehensive work on Ikaria has been done by the University of Athens, whose researchers studied islanders aged over 65. On average, the 8,000 residents live 10 years longer than most Europeans and in much better health to the end.
There are many significant factors about the islanders' lifestyle which might contribute to their longevity.
Even compared to a typical Mediterranean diet, Ikarians eat a lot of fish and vegetables, and relatively low levels of meat.
Six out of 10 of people aged over 90 are still physically active, compared with about 20% elsewhere. Most food is cooked in olive oil. Large quantities of wild greens and herbs are gathered from the hillsides for both food and medicinal purposes.
Many older people make a daily brew of mountain tea from dried herbs such as sage, thyme, mint, and chamomile, and sweeten it with honey from local bees. "It cures everything," claims Stamatis.
Many of the wild herbs are used by people all over the world as traditional remedies. They are rich in antioxidants and also contain diuretics which can lower blood pressure.
The researchers believe other elements of lifestyle are also significant.

Bombay Bo

Fame Zori

San theo sagapo / Kizim Seni Aliye

This well known Turkish song was very popular among Anatolian Greeks and Armenians. It was recorded with Greek lyrics in 1960 by the popular laika duet of Manolis Angelopoulos and Yiota Lydia. The two Turkish versions presented here were both recorded in Greece - the first in 1960 by Ali Ugurlu as part of a series of 45 RPMs issued by RCA Victor and Olympic with Greek Anatolian musicians. The second Turksih version is a collaboration CD between the Turkish singer Dilek Koc and various Greek musicians produced by Music Corner in Athens. The second Greek version is a recording by the former Ethnic Folk Arts Center of NY of the Greek Pontian Papadopoulos Family Orchestra. Lazaros Papadopulos was at first a zurna player and then a clarinet player. His roots are among the former Pontian communities of the Siva/Sevastia region.



Bartering Market in Greece


It's been a busy day at the market in downtown Volos. Angeliki Ioanitou has sold a decent quantity of olive oil and soap, while her friend Maria has done good business with her fresh pies.
But not a single euro has changed hands – none of the customers on this drizzly Saturday morning has bothered carrying money at all. For many, browsing through the racks of second-hand clothes, electrical appliances and homemade jams, the need to survive means money has been usurped.
"It's all about exchange and solidarity, helping one another out in these very hard times," enthused Ioanitou, her hair tucked under a floppy felt cap. "You could say a lot of us have dreams of a utopia without the euro."
In this bustling port city at the foot of Mount Pelion, in the heart ofGreece's most fertile plain, locals have come up with a novel way of dealing with austerity – adopting their own alternative currency, known as the Tem. As the country struggles with its worst crisis in modern times, with Greeks losing up to 40% of their disposable income as a result of policies imposed in exchange for international aid, the system has been a huge success. Organisers say some 1,300 people have signed up to the informal bartering network.
For users such as Ioanitou, the currency – a form of community banking monitored exclusively online – is not only an effective antidote to wage cuts and soaring taxes but the "best kind of shopping therapy". "One Tem is the equivalent of one euro. My oil and soap came to 70 Tem and with that I bought oranges, pies, napkins, cleaning products and Christmas decorations," said the mother-of-five. "I've got 30 Tem left over. For women, who are worst affected by unemployment, and don't have kafeneia [coffeehouses] to go to like men, it's like belonging to a hugely supportive association."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/02/euro-greece-barter-poverty-crisis
Stall-holders at a bartering market in the central Greek city of Volos, where shoppers use Tem coupons to exchange services or products. Photograph: Despoina Vafeidou /AFP/Getty Images