ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Karim Ansarifard scored a goal in each half as defending champion Olympiakos easily beat visiting Xanthi 3-0 Sunday in the Greek league. Ansarifard opened the scoring in the 26th with a penalty and added a header in the 57th off Diogo Figueiras' cross, before Costas Fortounis added a third in the 69th. Xanthi played with 10 men for the last half-hour when Jorge Casado was shown his second yellow card in five minutes. Olympiakos is a point ahead of PAOK — also a 3-0 winner over Apollon on Sunday — and three points ahead of AEK, which stumbled to a scoreless draw at Larissa on Saturday. Also, Lamia beat Asteras 1-0 and Panionios drew 1-1 at Panetolikos. Giannena vs. Atromitos ended 2-2, with three of the goals coming in the final three minutes. … [Read more...] about Olympiakos beats Xanthi 3-0, keeps slim lead in Greek league
THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Tens of thousands of flag-waving Greeks gathered in the northern city of Thessaloniki on Sunday to demand that Macedonia change its name because it's also the name of the Greek province of which Thessaloniki is the capital. Greece and the Republic of Macedonia, which share a border, have been locked in the name dispute since Macedonia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greeks feel deeply the use of the name Macedonia is a usurpation of their heritage and implies territorial claims on their province. Macedonia is represented in international organizations as The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and is seated in the United Nations under the letter T, right after Thailand. Greece successfully vetoed Macedonia's application to join NATO in 2008. Sunday's rally was staged in front of a statue of Alexander the Great, the most famous ruler of the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia. No public official was among the five keynote speakers. The … [Read more...] about Greeks rally over name dispute with neighbor Macedonia
By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: September 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm | UPDATED: September 22, 2017 at 5:03 pm Adam Ant comes to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 on the Anthems — The Singles Tour. (Photo by Gary Mather)Adam Ant performs during the Flashback JACK-FM show at Honda Center in Anaheim in September 2013. (Photo by Kelly A. Swift, contributing photographer) SoundAdam Ant, leader of the British rock group Adam and the Ants, poses in front of the band’s posters in Los Angeles in April 1981. (File photo by Associated Press)Adam Ant delivers to a sold out crowd at the City National Grove in Anaheim on Oct. 20 2012. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard, Orange County Register/SCNG)Show Caption of Expand For singer Adam Ant tour, the New Wave icon stumbled onto a theme almost by accident, after watching the reactions of fans at shows to some of the lesser-known but perhaps equally loved songs in his catalog. … [Read more...] about Adam Ant brings the ‘Anthems’ tour, and a few surprises, too, to the Greek Theatre in L.A.
Archaeologists have unearthed remarkable monumental structures built about 4,500 years ago on a promontory on the Cycladic island of Keros, Greece. Apart from these impressive structures, they also found evidence of drainage tunnels and sophisticated metalwork on the promontory of Dhaskalio, which was linked to Keros by a narrow causeway, but is now an islet due to rising sea levels. These excavations, conducted by a team from University of Cambridge, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, and the Cyprus Institute, could mean that one of the earliest examples of plumbing or drainage tunnels were not set up by the Minoan civilization as the structures at Dhaskalio were built almost 1,000 years about the Minoan palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete. Keros, which is known as the world’s oldest maritime sanctuary, was renowned for flat-faced marble figurines that were said to have inspired the works of Pablo Picasso. The latest excavations proved that even though … [Read more...] about 4,500-Year-Old Architecture, Metal-Work Found Inside Greek ‘Pyramid’ Island
Fries adorn a pork gyro at Gyro Place, which has opened in Blue Point. Photo Credit: Newsday Pork gyros can be challenging to find, but inside a new Greek food spot in Blue Point, the shaved, seasoned meat is turning on a spit behind the counter. Owner Peter Krisilas opened the 10-seat Gyro Island on Montauk Highway in mid-January. His menu includes chicken and pork gyros ($9 each, or $15 for a platter), spinach pie ($6), avgolemono ($6) and three kinds of dips (tzatziki, hummus and taramasalata, $5 each) served with pita warmed on the grill. Krisilas is from Spata, Greece — outside Athens — but calls Suffolk County home. Krisilas’ mother, Maria Katsimichas, helps prepare much of the food at Gyro Island, including the custard-filled phyllo called galaktoboureko, $6 per slice. Gyro Island opens at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to Friday for lunch and dinner, and opens at 4 p.m. Saturday to Monday for dinner only. Gyro Island, 55 Montauk Hwy., Blue Point, 516-369-1256. … [Read more...] about New Greek takeout spot opens on LI