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Giant Leatherback Turtle -- Black Sea Turtle Facts And Photos | PlanetSave

Giant Leatherback Turtle -- Black Sea Turtle Facts And Photos | PlanetSave | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
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Because of their size and aggressive nature they have very few natural enemies. It has been observed though that they can occasionally be “overwhelmed and preyed on by very large marine predators such as orcas, great white sharks and tiger sharks.” At sea they are known to aggressively defend themselves, sometimes attacking boats.
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Greek Museums Packing Them In | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Greek Museums Packing Them In | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Hit by constant protests and riots over austerity measures in 2012, Greece’s museums saw a 2.8 percent drop in visitors, and a decline in revenues of 18.4
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According to ELSTAT, the archaeological sites and monuments have seen an increase of their visitors by a good 34.5% along with an increased revenue that touched 30%.

Greece’s museums and archaeological sites are among the most important draws for tourists but have been hampered by constant disruptions by workers angry over austerity measures.

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Reviewed: Maggie & Me by Damian Barr

Reviewed: Maggie & Me by Damian Barr | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Iron age.
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Barr is perhaps best known for his Shoreditch House Literary Salons, in which you can sip a Gibson Martini while listening to the likes of Diana Athill, Maggie O’Farrell and Joanne Harris, all of whom have loyally provided handsome cover recommendations here. Barr has not always moved in such chichi circles, as Maggie & Me bracingly makes clear. While she was at war in the South Atlantic or battling the unions, he – gay, asthmatic, geeky – was dealing with all manner of bullies and tribulations on a rundown Scottish council housing scheme, most notably in the shape of his mum’s implausibly monstrous boyfriend, Logan.

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Olympiakos defense stifles CSKA as Reds make Euroleague final

Olympiakos defense stifles CSKA as Reds make Euroleague final | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
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After a slow start in which the Russians led 8-4, Olympiakos advanced 10-8 for the first time and frustrated the CSKA attack with its well-worked defense. The Reds pulled away 24-17 and 29-20, to end the first half 12 points ahead (40-28). Notably, CSKA had such poor shooting rates in the first half that it even made no more than three in 10 free throws.

Spurred on by some 3,000 Greeks at the stands, Olympiakos took its lead to 17 points (45-28) at the start of the third period and despite having some problems in attack it managed to contain CSKA to just eight points throughout the third quarter to go into the last one with a 17-point advantage (53-36).

Much as CSKA had billed this game as the grudge match, given it had wanted to avenge its loss in last season’s final in Istanbul, the Russians proved powerless in their effort to get back into the game in the last period, surrendering easily in the end.

Kyle Hines and Pero Antic stood out with 13 points each, with Hines also collecting 10 rebounds and making two steals.

“The team’s chemistry was key,” said Bartzokas, who tried to hide his excitement after the game.

“Our defense was amazing, even I was surprised,” said captain Vassilis Spanoulis, who a day earlier had received the award for the best player in this season’s Euroleague.

The Reds will now face the winner of the Real Madrid vs Barcelona semifinal on Sunday evening at 10 p.m. Greek time.

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Basketball bids to light up London with Euroleague finals

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Fans of Olympiacos Piraeus celebrate their qualification for the Euroleague Final Four, which takes place in London this weekend. Photograph: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
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For all parties, it's got to be a good thing. It helps with the promotion of basketball and shows the rest of London and Great Britain just how big it is, and hopefully we can reach out to the younger generation and get them playing basketball too.

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Qatar Airways considers Airbus after Boeing 787 Dreamliner debacle | SmartPlanet

Qatar Airways considers Airbus after Boeing 787 Dreamliner debacle | SmartPlanet | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it

In the wake of the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Qatar Airways is considering other purchase options. On Monday, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that the carrier has had to forego$200 million in lost revenue up until April 2013 due to the grounding of Dreamliner craft and resultant production delays. Boeing 787 Dreamliners were prevented from flying across the globe after a number of problems dogged the craft, including battery failures, fires and concerns over the safety of wing components.


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Greek Youth Unemployment Hits Staggering Record

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek youth unemployment rose above 60 percent for the first time in February, reflecting the pain caused by the country's crippling recession after years of austerity under its international bailout.
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek youth unemployment rose above 60 percent for the first time in February, reflecting the pain caused by the country's crippling recession after years of austerity under its international bailout.

Greece's jobless rate has almost tripled since the country's debt crisis emerged in 2009 and was more than twice the euro zone's average unemployment reading of 12.1 percent in March.

While the overall unemployment rate rose to 27 percent, according to statistics service data released on Thursday, joblessness among those aged between 15 and 24 jumped to 64.2 percent in February from 59.3 percent in January. Youth unemployment was 54.1 percent in March 2012.

"It is by far the highest youth unemployment rate in the euro zone, highlighting the difficulties young people face in entering the labor market despite government incentives to create jobs," said economist Nikos Magginas at National Bank.

Athens has lowered the minimum monthly wage for those under 25 years by 32 percent to about 500 euros to entice hiring.

Greece's economy is in its sixth year of recession, battered by tax hikes and spending cuts demanded by its European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders. The economy is expected to slump by 4.2 to 4.5 percent this year.

The high jobless rate is keeping Greeks pessimistic about their economic prospects.

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Austerity: German Zeppelin

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Angela Merkel: "Are you sick of my policy?"

On the rolling pin: Austerity

On the banners: "Merkel witch," "Merkel fascist," "Merkel bitch."

Angela Merkel: "Go on, drop your […]
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More and more people in Europe are beginning to stand up to condemn Germany's stance of opposing any relaxation of austerity policies and insistence that countries respect the Eurozone's rules.

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Greece's people show the politicians how to fight Golden Dawn

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Daniel Trilling: Greeks are becoming increasingly vocal in their disgust at the presence of fascists on their political scene
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For many Greeks, Orthodox Easter is a chance to see friends and family, to eat good food or to worship. But for the neo-Nazis in Golden Dawn, who only recently made the switch from "Hellenic" paganism to a professed love for Christianity, it has been an opportunity for propaganda. Last Thursday, the party made headlines with its attempt to stage a "Greeks-only" food distribution in Athens's Syntagma square. The next day, when Athenians were driving back to home towns and villages, Golden Dawn members held open motorway toll booths – which have become a symbolic point of resistance against the rising cost of living in the wake of austerity – so cars could pass for free.

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Cremation under debate in Greece

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The Greek Orthodox Church refuses to allow the practice, but analysts said the church should be more compassionate.
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Bush cancels Europe trip amid calls for his arrest

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Amnesty International and other groups asked Swiss authorities to investigate the former president for torture
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Amnesty’s memo to Swiss authorities cites, among other things, Bush’s admission in his own memoir that he approved the use of waterboarding. From Amnesty’s press release:

“To date, we’ve seen a handful of military investigations into detentions and interrogations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantánamo. But none of these has had the independence and reach necessary to investigate high-level officials such as President Bush,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

“Meanwhile, there has been virtually zero accountability for crimes committed in the CIA’s secret detention program, which was authorized by then-President Bush.”

Anywhere in the world that he travels, President Bush could face investigation and potential prosecution for his responsibility for torture and other crimes in international law, particularly in any of the 147 countries that are party to the UN Convention against Torture.

“As the US authorities have, so far, failed to bring President Bush to justice, the international community must step in,” said Salil Shetty.

The Center for Constitutional Rights, meanwhile, intended to file a 2,500-page complaint against Bush in Swiss court on behalf of two Guantanamo detainees. The group will release that complaint to the public today.

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ΣΙΝΕΜΑ - Tο πιο φωτορεαλιστικό animation της Pixar!

ΣΙΝΕΜΑ - Tο πιο φωτορεαλιστικό animation της Pixar! | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Φανταστείτε τις «Ομπρέλες του Χερβούργου» από την οπτική γωνία μιας ομπρέλας! Με τη νυχτερινή πόλη να ζωντανεύει μέσα στη βροχή και κάθε γωνία – από τα πεζοδρόμια ως τα παράθυρα- να γεμίζει με εκφραστικά πρόσωπα.
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Αυτό το ταινιάκι με τίτλο «Η Μπλε Ομπρέλα» προέκυψε όταν ο τεχνικός διευθυντής του «Brave» και του «Toy Story 3», Σάσκα Ούνσελντ είδε μια χαλασμένη μελαγχολική ομπρέλα να κείτεται αχρηστευμένη σε έναν υπόνομο του Σαν Φρανσίσκο. Από την πρώτη σύλληψη της ιδέας και μετά, το ένα έφερε το άλλο, με τον Γερμανό να υπογράφει την πρώτη δουλειά της εταιρείαςμε εικόνες που θυμίζουν live action.

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NASA - The Rose

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The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per hour (150 meters per second). 

This image is among the first sunlit views of Saturn's north pole captured by Cassini's imaging cameras. When the spacecraft arrived in the Saturnian system in 2004, it was northern winter and the north pole was in darkness. Saturn's north pole was last imaged under sunlight by NASA's Voyager 2 in 1981; however, the observation geometry did not allow for detailed views of the poles. Consequently, it is not known how long this newly discovered north-polar hurricane has been active. 

The images were taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Nov. 27, 2012, using a combination of spectral filters sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light. The images filtered at 890 nanometers are projected as blue. The images filtered at 728 nanometers are projected as green, and images filtered at 752 nanometers are projected as red. In this scheme, red indicates low clouds and green indicates high ones. 

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 261,000 miles (419,000 kilometers) from Saturn and at a sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 94 degrees. Image scale is 1 mile (2 kilometers) per pixel. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo. 

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

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The Different Types of Wine Infographic

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See the many different types of wine on this visual guide. This infographic shows the intricate web of the various types of wine. In the beginning, all wine starts with the grapes then the infographic organizes 200 different types of wine by flavor to simplify and discover new wines based on your preferences.


Via Mariano Pallottini
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With over 1,300 different wine grapes out there how do you find wines you'll like? Discover similar tasting wines with this chart of almost 200 different types of wine. Organized by style and then flavor, it's easy to see the taste relationships and look for synonymous wines. A great exploratory tool for a wine lover.

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Regis Chaigne's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:07 AM

Cette approche a au moins le mérite de montrer la diversité que l'on peut attendre du monde du vin...

 

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Building Blocks for an Internet Age

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It is time for Turkey to recognise the historical fact of the Armenian Genocide

It is time for Turkey to recognise the historical fact of the Armenian Genocide | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
It is now 98 years since 1.5m Armenians were systematically massacred. Recognising what happened is the only way to help us all move forward.
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In solidarity, for justice and democracy, for the respect of the victims and their descendents, we will commemorate together the Armenian Genocide on 24 April, in Turkey.

Signed by:

Benjamin Abtan, President of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement - EGAM

Cengiz Algan & Levent Sensever, Spokespeople for Durde! (Turkey)

Alexis Govciyan , European President & Nicolas Tavitian, Member of the Board of the Armenian General Benevolent Union - AGBU (Europe)

Meral Çildir, Member of the Board of Directors & Ayse Gunaysu, Member of the Commission against Racism and Discrimination of the Turkish Association for Human Rights - IHD (Turkey)

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Olympiakos sink CSKA Moscow to reach Euroleague final

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus crushed CSKA Moscow 69-52 in the first of two Euroleague Final Four games at London's O2 Arena on Friday, advancing easily to the final for the second year running.
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The Greek team contained CSKA to 14 of 45 shots from the field and did a great job of neutralizing their Serbian playmaker Milos Teodosic.

Having averaged 13 points and five assists up to the Final Four, he scored just five points and had only one assist.

Six-times winners CSKA were trying to avenge last year's defeat in the final in Istanbul where they blew a 19-point lead in the second half and lost to a game-winning shot at the buzzer by Georgios Printezis.

Friday's second contest will see Spanish giants Real Madrid take on arch rivals Barcelona for a berth in Sunday's championship match.

(Reporting by Mike Szabo; editing by Patrick Graham and Tony Jimenez)

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How to Generate More Leads from 6 Steps of Marketing | Infographics

How to Generate More Leads from 6 Steps of Marketing | Infographics | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Infographic on lead Generation business with procedure to generate more leads with the help of marketing in converting leads into sales with marketing

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Fredrick Pohl’s Definition of Science Fiction

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Science fiction is notoriously difficult to define, but Fredrick Pohl’s definition is one of the lovelier ones.

 

“Does the story tell me something worth knowing, that I had not known before, about the relationship between man and technology? Does it enlighten me on some area of science where I had been in the dark? Does it open a new horizon for my thinking? Does it lead me to think new kinds of thoughts, that I would not otherwise perhaps have thought at all? Does it suggest possibilities about the alternative possible future courses my world can take? Does it illuminate events and trends of today, by showing me where they may lead tomorrow? Does it give me a fresh and objective point of view on my own world and culture, perhaps by letting me see it through the eyes of a different kind of creature entirely, from a planet light-years away? — These qualities are not only among those which make science fiction good, they are what make it unique. Be it never so beautifully written, a story is not a good science fiction story unless it rates high in at least some of these aspects. The content of the story is as valid a criterion as the style.”


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Greece: Overdue resurrection

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Well, here's to a happy resurrection!

I see! Just got here and already winding me up!


Greece, still in crisis, is […]
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Greece, still in crisis, is celebrating Easter on May 5, along with all the orthodox countries.

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Youth unemployment: Germany's unique key to success

Youth unemployment: Germany's unique key to success | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
For the five million young unemployed Europeans, Germany, where the rate of youth joblessness is the lowest in Europe, looks like a promised land.
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More than 5.5m young Europeans are without jobs. In the crisis countries in southern Europe, a generation is coming of age with few prospects: one in two Spaniards and Greeks under 25 are unemployed, and it's one in three in Italy and Portugal.

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The Austerity Delusion

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The results of Europe’s experiment with austerity are in and they’re clear: it doesn’t work. Here’s how such a flawed idea became the West’s default response to financial crises.
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Unable to take constructive action toward any common end, the U.S. Congress has recently been reduced to playing an ongoing game of chicken with the American economy. The debt-ceiling debacle gave way to the “fiscal cliff,” which morphed into the across-the-board cuts in military and discretionary spending known as “sequestration.” Whatever happens next on the tax front, further cuts in spending seem likely. And so a modified form of the austerity that has characterized policymaking in Europe since 2010 is coming to the United States as well; the only questions are how big the hit will end up being and who will bear the brunt. What makes all this so absurd is that the European experience has shown yet again why joining the austerity club is exactly the wrong thing for a struggling economy to do.

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Saturn Is Closest to Earth on Sunday: See It Live Online

Saturn Is Closest to Earth on Sunday: See It Live Online | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Telescopes in the Canary Islands will broadcast a live view.
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The best view of Saturn available to Earth dwellers in six years should be on Sunday (April 28), with the planet reaching its opposition point, when Earth lies directly between it and the sun.

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Make For The Giant Rubber Duck

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Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is well known for his large-scale, outdoor sculptures, but his massive "Rubber Duck" project has to be our favorite.
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Hong Kong seems to have quite the appetite for inflatable sculptures these days. Also on view in the city is the outdoor art project "Mobile M+: Inflation!," which is showcasing various blow-up works by international artists. For a good laugh, check out Paul McCarthy's "Complex Pile" project, a gargantuan balloon shaped like a tower of poop, that was on view earlier this week until Mother Nature damaged the fragile work.

 
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Η Τζοάν Μπαέζ επιστρέφει στο Βιετνάμ και τραγούδησε ξανά το Oh ... - iefimerida

Η Τζοάν Μπαέζ επιστρέφει στο Βιετνάμ και τραγούδησε ξανά το Oh ... - iefimerida | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
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Η Τζοάν Μπαέζ επιστρέφει στο Βιετνάμ και τραγούδησε ξανά το Oh ...
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Το εμβληματικό «Oh Freedom» τραγούδησε σχεδόν έναν αιώνα μετά στο ίδιο καταφύγιο όπου διέμενε στο Ανόι η διάσημη ακτιβίστρια Τζοάν Μπαέζ.
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