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Friday, 29 November 2013

Ο Stephen Fry μιλά για την επιστροφή των Μαρμάρων του Παρθενώνα / Stephen Fry debates about the return of the Parthenon Marbles


This debate took place at Cadogan Hall on 11th June 2012.

Event info:

What's all this nonsense about sending the Parthenon Marbles back to Greece? If Lord Elgin hadn't rescued them from the Parthenon in Athens and presented them to the British Museum almost 200 years ago, these exquisite sculptures -- the finest embodiment of the classical ideal of beauty and harmony -- would have been lost to the ravages of pollution and time. So we have every right to keep them: indeed, returning them would set a dangerous precedent, setting off a clamour for every Egyptian mummy and Grecian urn to be wrenched from the world's museums and sent back to its country of origin. It is great institutions like the British Museum that have established such artefacts as items of world significance: more people see the Marbles in the BM than visit Athens every year. Why send them back to relative obscurity?

But aren't such arguments a little too imperialistic? All this talk of visitor numbers and dangerous precedents -- doesn't it just sound like an excuse for Britain to hold on to dubiously acquired treasures that were removed without the consent of the Greek people to whom they culturally and historically belong? That's what Lord Byron thought, and now Stephen Fry is taking up the cause. We should return the Marbles as a gesture of solidarity with Greece in its financial distress, says Fry, and as a mark of respect for the cradle of democracy and the birthplace of rational thought.


These Are The 100 Wisest Words Ever Spoken. #84 Is Awesome. #17 Could Save Your Life.

I’m sure we’ve all met that one person in our life who just seems to have the wisest advice.  They look at life through a much bigger lens than just the temporal, everyday happenings most of us focus on. Perhaps it was a grand-parent or a high school English teacher whose advice was priceless, or maybe just that of an old friend.
Well, we’ve uncovered a list of the 100 Wisest Words Ever Spoken.  A few of them may be obvious, but some may blow your mind.
1 - d05h1AF

2 - OYbQClY

3 - vXpHArm

4 - Pa7r0Rd

5 - 2ETeaCA

At first I thought I would get bored reading this long list, but if you made it this far you know it was worth it.  Now, go back read it again…and then pass it on to a friend!

Guy Goes On Vacation For 3 Weeks…You Won’t Believe What His Coworkers Did While He Was Gone!

We’re not 100% sure where this guy works, but it’s pretty obvious his coworkers take the term “practical joke” to a whole ‘nother level.  While he goes away on a nice relaxing vacation for three weeks, his coworkers decide to grow a lawn of grass on his desk.  While extremely awesome, it begs the question, “Don’t People Have Bosses!!!”
First, they take a before picture so they can put everything back where it was…
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The soil has been laid…
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Some lights are strung and seeds are planted…
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It’s not long before the first few sprouts appear…
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Still patchy…a bit like a Movember mustache…
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They start getting nervous…a week of growth is not very promising…
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Holy Crap!  The weekend was bountiful!
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Now the lawn is ready to be converted into a desk again…
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They put the desk back the way it was…
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Admit it, you’re a bit jealous…
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And he’s back…a good sport while showing little concern with how he’ll now use his mouse…
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I don’t ever remember seeing this on The Office.  Jim Halpert?  Is that you?

At First I Thought Most Of These Were Ridiculous…But The Last One, I Want For Myself.

          
With Christmas coming up in exactly one month, and Black Friday less than a week away, you’re probably trying to figure out what to get for that one person who seems to already have everything.  To lighten things up a bit, we decided to put together our collection of the most awesome gifts you’ve probably never seen.
Quack: A Duck-Billed Protective Muzzle For Dogs…
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For the dog lover whose a little quirky…why not jazz up their canine a bit!

The Onesie Sleeping Bag…
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Bringing together two things we all loved as kids…the onesie pajamas and the sleeping bag. Who wouldn’t want this?

Cornered Picture Frames…
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Let’s face it, these are just plain awesome!

The Boyfriend Pillow…
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Perhaps it’s your sister-in-law or a friend from college, but we all know one person whose having a little trouble meeting “Mr. Right.” Why not give her someone to snuggle up to on those cold winter nights.

Pizza Scissors…
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For that “Top Chef” who has it all…

Baby Shower Cap…
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Forget about the cap, I can’t get over the look on this baby’s face. Precious!

A Chopping Board Bird Feeder…
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Yep, it’s for real. Multi-tasking at its finest…

A Knitted Beard Beanie…
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Have a friend whose feeling left out of Movember because he can’t grow a beard? This may be the perfect gift…

Anti-theft lunch bags…
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Let’s just hope these don’t get the recipient’s lunch thrown in the garbage…

LED Slippers…
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Who doesn’t get tired of stubbing their toe on their way to the bathroom at 2 am?  Admit it, these could be life changing…

 The Baby Mop Outfit…
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Okay sure, cute baby alert once again. But think about it, this might actually work!
Sure, some of these may be a little ridiculous, and you may feel like you just opened up the SkyMall Magazine on a cross-country flight, but the holidays are approaching fast.  This can be a stressful time for a lot of us, with relatives we’d rather not see and weight we’d rather not gain.  When you’re at the brink of losing it, just relax a little bit and think about that cute baby with the shower cap.

What An Amazing Dam. Wait… What’s That? Are Those…? No Way!

This somewhat ordinary dam in a National Park in Northern Italy is hiding something. Can you see what it is?
Guess that beats my theory, that one of them just saw a spider down below.

Σαν Σήμερα...

Γεγονότα

1822: Ο Στάικος Σταϊκόπουλος κυριεύει το φρούριο του Παλαμιδίου από τους Οθωμανούς.
1899:Ο ελβετός επιχειρηματίας Χανς Γκάμπερ ιδρύει την ποδοσφαιρική ομάδα της Μπαρτσελόνα.
1908:Κατά τη γενική συνέλευση των μελών του, καταρτίζεται το πρώτο καταστατικό του Ηρακλή Θεσσαλονίκης, που είναι από τα πρώτα ελληνικά αθλητικά σωματεία. Φέρει την ονομασία Οθωμανικός Ελληνικός Σύλλογος Θεσσαλονίκης: Ο Ηρακλής. Είχε ιδρυθεί το 1899 ως Όμιλος Φιλομούσων.
1912: Αρχίζει οι στρατιωτικές επιχειρήσεις για την κατάληψη των Ιωαννίνων, κατά την διάρκεια του Α΄Βαλκανικού Πολέμου.
1964:Στο αίμα πνίγεται ο επίσημος εορτασμός στον Γοργοπόταμο για την ανατίναξη της ομώνυμης γέφυρας από αντιστασιακούς το 1942. Έκρηξη στο χώρο της εκδήλωσης προκαλεί τον θάνατο 13 ανθρώπων και τον τραυματισμό 45.
1975:Οι Queen ανεβαίνουν στο Νο1 του αγγλικού πίνακα επιτυχιών με το τραγούδι Bohemian Rhapsody.

Γεννήσεις

1902: Κάρλο Λέβι, ιταλός συγγραφέας. («O Χριστός σταμάτησε στο Έμπολι») (Θαν. 4/1/1975)
1915: Γιουτζίν Πόλεϊ, αμερικανός μηχανικός, εφευρέτης του ασύρματου τηλεχειριστηρίου της τηλεόρασης. (Θαν. 20/5/2012)
1925: Ερνστ Χάπελ, αυστριακός ποδοσφαιριστής και προπονητής ποδοσφαίρου. (Θαν. 14/11/1992)

Θάνατοι

1851: Εμμανουήλ Ξάνθος, από τους ιδρυτές της Φιλικής Εταιρείας, που προετοίμασε την Επανάσταση του 1821. (Γεν. 1772)
1924: Τζιάκομο Πουτσίνι, ιταλός συνθέτης. (Τόσκα) (Γεν. 22/12/1858) [Αποφθέγματα]
2001: Τζορτζ Χάρισον, βρετανός κιθαρίστας και συνθέτης, ένας από τους τέσσερις Beatles. (Γεν. 25/2/1943)


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Agios Nikolaos weather today

It's a glorious November morning. The sun is shining brightly and the air is brisk. I think we are starting to get into the Christmas spirit. What are your plans for the weekend? Will you be putting up your decorations? I think the timing is good! Have a great weekend everyone!

 


Thursday, 28 November 2013

"Steps To Success - Project Management"


We continue the presence of our video series " Steps to Success " and this time we present the steps we follow with our "Project Management System".

We are very proud of the system which we have developed over the last few years with regard to Project Management and we believe that the system is as fine-tuned as it could possibly be. Every stage of a project is carefully monitored and reported and therefore leaves no room for error. This is vital in our line of work and the system has proved time and time again to be one of the driving forces in improvement within our company.

We invite you to enjoy our new video and we hope to have comments from you that we always take care to analyze and utilize.

Thank you very much for your continued support and from our part, we promise that we will not stop our efforts to become better every day.

Gounalakis George
Civil Engineer / Project Manager




After Seeing This, You May Never Sleep Again. It’s Horrifying In A Way You’d Never Expect.

There’s something about a good horror movie or book that grips you throughout the entire thing, then leaves you with several sleepless nights. But what happens when writers try to limit their horror story to two sentences or less? Surprisingly – or horrifyingly – they succeed. And there goes my sleep.
I’m NEVER doing any of this ever again.
The original can be found on this Reddit post.
Share this creative writing with others. Cause some sleepless nights.