THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH

Hippocrates (Kos 460 BC - 377 BC Larissa) was an ancient Greek physician and is considered one of the most prominent figures in the history of medicine. Referred to as the father of modern medicine in recognition of his contribution to the field of medical science as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine.

- Video by Yiannis Repits 

Link to Wikipedia article here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath

Stress mounts ahead of ECB's tests on Greek banks

A report over the weekend suggests that the Greek government has expressed concerns to its eurozone partners and the European Central Bank about the imminent stress tests on local banks.

Kathimerini newspaper reported on Sunday that Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis warned his eurozone colleagues at the July 8 Eurogroup about the potential impact of the stress tests.

“The Greek economy and the Greek banking system are being stress tested continuously at an unprecedented level over the past four years,” he reportedly said. “The ECB now wants to intensify this stress test. If it insists, then there is a danger of burying the economy at a moment when there are signs of stabilization.”

In Crete, a naval protest to stop the chemicals of war

As NATO prepares to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons on board a warship in the Mediterranean Sea, a local movement in Crete stages a big naval protest.

Discovering Amfitriti

A short documentary about the first complete exploration of Amfitriti Cave in Paros, Greece. Sara Goretta of the Cycladic Diving club discovered the cave and invited Cave Diving instructor George Vandoros to train her so she could explore the full depth of the cave. After an intense two week complete cavern and cave course Sara realised her dream and explored the full length and depth of this sometimes lunar sometimes cathedral like salt water cave. Underwater cinematographer Nassos Zervopoulos captures the preparation, training courses and full exploration of the cave with breath-taking imagery.

Stelios Rokkos live in Kos - July 2014 

Video by Nisos Kos/Maki Berzamani

Haris Alexiou - Theos an einai

A benefit concert for the 595 cleaners who are protesting against their dismissal from the Ministry of Finances will take place at Syntagma Square on Monday the 28th of July. The main attraction at the benefit concert will be popular singer  Haris Alexiou.
The 595 cleaners were dismissed from the Ministry of Finances about ten months and were successful in their legal appeal, which ruled that they must be reappointed. In response the Ministry of Finances requested that the Supreme Court suspends the appeal decision due to the financial needs of the country.

A benefit concert for the 595 cleaners who are protesting against their dismissal from the Ministry of Finances will take place at Syntagma Square on Monday the 28th of July. The main attraction at the benefit concert will be popular singer  Haris Alexiou.

The 595 cleaners were dismissed from the Ministry of Finances about ten months and were successful in their legal appeal, which ruled that they must be reappointed. In response the Ministry of Finances requested that the Supreme Court suspends the appeal decision due to the financial needs of the country.

Greece's Watershed Year

Forty years ago this month, a series of monumental events shaped Greece and its people, leaving a legacy that still determines our politics, economy and society. Greece is like a modern parable in its trajectory from the collapse of a military dictatorship, through the restoration of democracy and the euphoria of European Union membership, to the current battle with economic crisis and political uncertainty.

In Greece, 1974 was more important even than 1981, the year we joined what was then the European Economic Community, today the European Union. We hardly noticed 1989, and the collapse of the Soviet bloc, until Europe, our region and the global economy changed. Even 2001, when much of the world changed and when Greece adopted the European common currency, and 2004, when Athens hosted a successful Summer Olympics, were mere stops on the road from freedom to economic ruin.

The year 1974 set Greece on course for the greatest uninterrupted period of stability and prosperity in our history, but it also consolidated many problems that still plague us: deep mistrust of authority, resistance to reform, unbridled populism in politics and the media, a state-dominated economy that favors specific groups, and a political system that values expedience over efficiency and puts self-interest above the common good.

- article from The New York Times by Nikos Konstandaras

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