Visit Greece’s video shows Twelve Apostles of Australia

Greece tourism authorities have defended a recent promo video which features a video clip of Twelve Apostles rock formation, Australia.

Visit Greeces twelve minute Gods, Myths, Heroes, US$ 83000, video features fifteen seconds of timelapse video shot at the landmark off the Victoria coast. In the video clip, a narrator reportedly stated that when the day is done, the moon as well as her stars paint the sky along with brilliant constellations named from Greece mythology by old sailors navigating their path from one island to another.

But the organization has denied to remove or edit the footage that was taken by Alex Cherney, who is an Aussie photographer, in the year 2010, introducing that its use was justified as it showcased constellations which carry Greek names.

According to reports, they told a leading television channel that almost all the world, wherever you turn around your eyes, you would meet an idea, a name, which originated from Greece. Even the skies of Australia in the southern hemisphere, you would see stars and constellations which carry Greek names. The mythology of the sky at all latitudes and longitudes of the Earth is Greek.

Still, Mr Cherney was not impressed by the explanation. He told reportedly told that people do make mistakes but coming up with an explanation like that is funny. He added that this thing makes him laughing and smiling rather than being serious.

Yanni – Santorini – Live in Dubai 5 April 2013

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YANNI – Santorini

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Dominican Republic introduces exhibit celebrating the 75th year of EFE

EFE, the Spanish news agency, has kicked off a photo exhibit in the Dominican Republic capital celebrating their seventy five years of existence with a historic events’ photographic world tour, mainly in Latin America and Spain.
The exhibit was inaugurated earlier on Monday at the Modern Art Museum in Santo Domingo by Culture Minister Jose Antonio Rodriguez, the Spanish ambassador to the Dominican Republic Jaime Lacadena and EFE Agency President Jose Antonio Vera.
Speaking about the ceremony, Rodriguez told that the EFE Agency has managed to link Spain with the world. He stated that the exhibit recounts narrates through photos events that have shaped the people and the world, showing people’s identities along with the drama surrounding the sometimes disturbed political and social life over the last seventy five years, mainly in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
He added that the EFE has compiled a valuable narrative testimony, both audiovisual and graphic, that might well be declared as Latin America’s cultural heritage. The exhibit comprises of seventy five snaps, fifty of which reveal top world historical events, and twenty five which are of Dominican Republic where EFE has had a bureau for the past forty years.
EFE president told that they are condensing seventy five years of life in just seventy five photographs. He also added that EFE is the top news agency in the world which distributes news in Spanish.

EFE, the Spanish news agency, has kicked off a photo exhibit in the Dominican Republic capital celebrating their seventy five years of existence with a historic events’ photographic world tour, mainly in Latin America and Spain.

The exhibit was inaugurated earlier on Monday at the Modern Art Museum in Santo Domingo by Culture Minister Jose Antonio Rodriguez, the Spanish ambassador to the Dominican Republic Jaime Lacadena and EFE Agency President Jose Antonio Vera.

Speaking about the ceremony, Rodriguez told that the EFE Agency has managed to link Spain with the world. He stated that the exhibit recounts narrates through photos events that have shaped the people and the world, showing people’s identities along with the drama surrounding the sometimes disturbed political and social life over the last seventy five years, mainly in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

He added that the EFE has compiled a valuable narrative testimony, both audiovisual and graphic, that might well be declared as Latin America’s cultural heritage. The exhibit comprises of seventy five snaps, fifty of which reveal top world historical events, and twenty five which are of Dominican Republic where EFE has had a bureau for the past forty years.

EFE president told that they are condensing seventy five years of life in just seventy five photographs. He also added that EFE is the top news agency in the world which distributes news in Spanish.

[Piano Tutorial] Yanni – Santorini

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WWF Greece criticizes unchecked construction works

The promotion of top investments, mainly in the tourism industry of Greece, has kept environmental fears on the back burner, the World Wildlife Fund’s local branch started in a report that was released Monday that slammed the government for duplicated violations of the environmental rules.
Unveiled at the Athens headquarters of the conservation organization, the yearly research of the rollback in Greece’s environmental lawmaking warned regarding the sequel of ungoverned construction works as well as and the legalization of illegally made properties even in places that are ecologically sensitive. The report, which is now in its tenth year, also criticized ministries for forcing legislation tailored to the requirements of specific business interests.
WWF Greece’s environmental policy coordinator Theodota Nantsou told that the legalization of illegal buildings, even in protected regions like Schinias National Park, and the promotion of tourism units in areas like Kyparisia, a nesting place for the Caretta caretta sea turtle, are characteristic of the government’s development model.
Greece’s conservative guided coalition came under fire very recently for tabling legislation for a brand new zoning plan after summer sessions of the Parliament started and for subsequently passing a brand new forestry bill in July letting more scope for construction in forested regions.
Dimitris Karavellas, the director of WWF Greece, told that in crisis-hit Greece a new development plan with no future is being readied from old materials. They see the country as a vessel for endless new building and other intensive activity.

The promotion of top investments, mainly in the tourism industry of Greece, has kept environmental fears on the back burner, the World Wildlife Fund’s local branch started in a report that was released Monday that slammed the government for duplicated violations of the environmental rules.

Unveiled at the Athens headquarters of the conservation organization, the yearly research of the rollback in Greece’s environmental lawmaking warned regarding the sequel of ungoverned construction works as well as and the legalization of illegally made properties even in places that are ecologically sensitive. The report, which is now in its tenth year, also criticized ministries for forcing legislation tailored to the requirements of specific business interests.

WWF Greece’s environmental policy coordinator Theodota Nantsou told that the legalization of illegal buildings, even in protected regions like Schinias National Park, and the promotion of tourism units in areas like Kyparisia, a nesting place for the Caretta caretta sea turtle, are characteristic of the government’s development model.

Greece’s conservative guided coalition came under fire very recently for tabling legislation for a brand new zoning plan after summer sessions of the Parliament started and for subsequently passing a brand new forestry bill in July letting more scope for construction in forested regions.

Dimitris Karavellas, the director of WWF Greece, told that in crisis-hit Greece a new development plan with no future is being readied from old materials. They see the country as a vessel for endless new building and other intensive activity.

Santorini Yanni/Alfred Willering

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Emirates launches flights to Brussels

Emirates brand new daily flight to Brussels now set to leave for Dubai as EK183 at 07:50 and returns at Brussels International Airport, at 13:15 the very same day. The return flight, i.e. EK184 would depart at 14:45 to come at the Dubai International Airport at 23:25 the very same day.
The customers at the Emirates arriving at the Brussels Airport would benefit from the train station of the airport that offers commodious city centre links and links to neighboring cities of Belgium like Ghent and Antwerp.
Tourism to Brussels from the United Arab Emirates has increased significantly in the past 5 years with the number of travelers more than tripling since the year 2009. The brand new direct route from Dubai to Brussels is anticipated to increase this sector further, and increasing inbound traffic from important markets in Australasia and Far East.
The new daily service would see up to sixteen thousand Emirates customers journeying on the daily Boeing 777-200LR between Brussels and Dubai every month. Emirates senior VP Commercial Operations Europe and Russian Federation Thierry Aucoct told that they have had lots of customers asking them to fly to Brussels over the few years so this really is fantastic news for them. Belgiums tourism is developing and they believe that they could drive demand even higher by offering great contest with their multi-award winning service and product.

Emirates brand new daily flight to Brussels now set to leave for Dubai as EK183 at 07:50 and returns at Brussels International Airport, at 13:15 the very same day. The return flight, i.e. EK184 would depart at 14:45 to come at the Dubai International Airport at 23:25 the very same day.

The customers at the Emirates arriving at the Brussels Airport would benefit from the train station of the airport that offers commodious city centre links and links to neighboring cities of Belgium like Ghent and Antwerp.

Tourism to Brussels from the United Arab Emirates has increased significantly in the past 5 years with the number of travelers more than tripling since the year 2009. The brand new direct route from Dubai to Brussels is anticipated to increase this sector further, and increasing inbound traffic from important markets in Australasia and Far East.

The new daily service would see up to sixteen thousand Emirates customers journeying on the daily Boeing 777-200LR between Brussels and Dubai every month. Emirates senior VP Commercial Operations Europe and Russian Federation Thierry Aucoct told that they have had lots of customers asking them to fly to Brussels over the few years so this really is fantastic news for them. Belgiums tourism is developing and they believe that they could drive demand even higher by offering great contest with their multi-award winning service and product.