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Should Noman Atlantic have ever left Patras? Safety reports have shown the opposite. Greece prays…..

36fdae31-f47c-48a8-b974-45b138953a31 upl54a08f52e55ba 1581587 stream_img norman12_210139299 raiploio5_692_355 κατάλογος     It has not been made clear how the fire started, but on Sunday afternoon,  the President of the Commercial Navy Engineers’ Association denounced on air, talking on Real FM Radio, and Emilio Liatsos’ Air Program, that the Norman Atlantic Ferry, specifically, had been checked and found problematic on the engineer screening that took place in Patras, a couple of weeks ago, and it had been officially announced that the Ferry was not technically totally approved to travel. Norman Atlantic, he said , should never have left for this trip… As the night was getting darker, more dark was covering the hours of agony for the 300 passengers that were still trapped on this nightmare. Greek public and the media holds their breath praying for all the endangered lives

The tragedy took place on early Sunday morning hours, when Norman Atlantic was caught in flames . The fire didn’t really stop burning till now, although it has been set under control, claim spokesmen of the Greek authorities that inform the media in Greece.

The most unhappy Christmas for the Greeks

74% of Greeks believe that the quality of life in the country is not good and 82% of the population feels great pressure according to the latest Greek Statistics authority survey. This years’ LIFE SATISFACTION  research  of OECD also, brought the Greek citizens on top of misery of the 36 OECD suveyed countries .These are of the most  unhappy Christmas of the Greeks.

In the recent survey of the Greek statistics authority ELSTAT the citizens of Greece appear to be the most disappointed group in all of the EU.The survey on income and household living conditions showed that four out of ten Greeks are not satisfied with their lives, financial situation, work or living conditions. Meanwhile, for people whose income is below the poverty line, the percentage is even higher (60%).

According to the ELSTAT survey results,

  • 31.7% (56.4% of the impoverished population) claim to be completely unsatisfied or very little satisfying about the financial situation
  • 45% (50.6% of unemployed) do not trust the political system
  • Almost 1 in 2 believe that the financial situation will get worse in the next 12 months
  • 7.8% of those near the poverty line have felt disappointed, somber or depressed in the past month
  • More than 7 out of 10 do not consider the quality of life in the country to be good
  • 82% of the general population is feeling huge pressure
  • 63% of Greeks believe unemployment to be the country’s major problem.

The recent OECD survey on Life satisfaction  also, noted that Greek citizens were the most unhappy group in 36 OECD countries.Life satisfaction measures how people evaluate their life as a whole rather than their current feelings. It captures a reflective assessment of which life circumstances and conditions are important for subjective well-being. When asked to rate their general satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, Greeks gave it a 4.7 grade, the lowest score in the OECD, where average life satisfaction is 6.6.

Happiness, or subjective well-being, is also measured by the presence of positive experiences and feelings, and/or the absence of negative experiences and feelings. In Greece, 52% of people reported having more positive experiences in an average day (feelings of rest, pride in accomplishment, enjoyment, etc.) than negative ones (pain, worry, sadness, boredom, etc.). This figure is much lower than the OECD average of 76% and the lowest in the OECD.

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Santas do run around Greece, up the mountains and down the sea , but is there any gift…?

Thousands dressed as Santa Claus, flooded Chania streets on Saturday December 27, participating in the 4th Annual Santa Run. Regardless of the cold and damp weather PARTICIPATION WAS HUGE, enough to make the traditional Chania port  …red, as well as the streets and every single corner of the traditional Cretan town . The run, that was held for charity in Chania, the second largest city on the island of Crete, takes place every year during the Christmas period.

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The Cretan Canyoning Association started operations ten years ago, with the purpose of mainly educating young people to the standards of French and Italian canyoning schools and also the preservation and repair of secure locks, the exploration, the security and the mapping of new canyons in Crete. and al laround Greece .

A couple of weekends before Christmas, Athens was “miraclously” dressed in Red, the morning after a night when the city had turned to a battle- field, by the  hundreds of Santas marathon runners.

Like  a miracle picture in the eyes of the Greeks, the visitors, and anyone who happened to find himself in Athens during the 6-7 of December weekend, Santas ran through the city with festive cheer Sunday morning, a few hours after the same city, in the same streets had become a war field as protestors torched the downtown with Molotov cocktails. In the morning it was all clean and ready for the first ever Athens Santa Run, and smiling, the  600 “Santa Clauses” gave the street a festive feel again. More on our earlier story .

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens
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After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens. So ,definitely Greek to you !

Like  a miracle picture in the eyes of the Greeks, the visitors, and anyone who happened to find himself in Athens during the 6-7 of December weekend, Santas ran through the city with festive cheer Sunday morning, a few hours after the same city, in the same streets had become a war field as protestors torched the downtown with Molotov cocktails. In the morning it was all clean and ready for the first ever Athens Santa Run, and smiling, the  600 “Santa Clauses” gave the street a festive feel again.

Santas geared up on Sunday morning to run the 2.5-km race down Panepistimiou Street in order to raise money for the Athens Municipality’s children’s parks. There was a tiny young Santa taking part, just 3 months- old, and the oldest was 84 years of age.

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens (photos)

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens

After the riots come the Santas in the city of Athens

Well over 211 people have been detained after an all-night battle that took part following protest rallies held to commemorate the shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by a policeman in 2008. Athens turned into a war zone after 8 p.m. with riots breaking out in the streets around Exarhia, the Polytechnic and Omonoia.

Destruction in Athens

Destruction in Athens

10847792_872339736118234_66921602029100487_nShops were set on fire ,citizens were damaged. Over hundred people were arrested. It was the anniversary of the killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was 15 at the time, during the ex-New Democracy governing in Greece, that usually brings since 2008 thousands of anti-state demonstrators on to the streets each year the same day. But this year, the tension has been intensified  over  self-proclaimed anarchist who witnessed the killing in 2008, and is now on hunger strike over the Greek authorities’ refusal to let him attend university classes. Nikos Romanos, currently serving a sentence for robbery but is now in hospital in a critical condition. Romanos, whose clinical condition is very critical, is reported to be insisting on attending classes in person. “I won’t back down”, he said. “Struggle until victory or struggle until death”.

Athens turned into all-night war zone, hundreds arrested on Saturday

In the wake of the rally: Destruction in Athens

In the wake of the rally: Destruction in Athens

Destruction in Athens

Destruction in Athens

Anarchists leaped from balcony to balcony combining rocket-throwing and parkour

Anarchists leaped from balcony to balcony combining rocket-throwing and parkour

The police responded to the rain of Molotov bombs with chemicals

Well over 211 people have been detained after an all-night battle that took part following protest rallies held to commemorate the shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by a policeman in 2008. Athens turned into a war zone after 8 p.m. with riots breaking out in the streets around Exarhia, the Polytechnic and Omonoia.

The Emergency Response Measures and Guidelines of the Greek CDC for the illicit immigrants’ Entrance Points and Reception Centers in Greece

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Updated guidelines for the prevention of Ebola virus at the entrance points of the illegal immigrants in Greece has set the New Circular released by the General Secretary of Public Health, that is addressed to the staff of all the First Reception Centers and the Immigrants’ Detention Centers , the Coast Guard, the Greek Police, border guards and all the personnel involved in the procedures of the management of the illegal immigrants newcomers .
By the Circular, they’re described in detail all the preventive measures that are required, by clear and simple instructions,, primarily for the direct identification of the origin country of the incoming immigrants, and also for the necessity of making obligatory the immediate medical evaluation.

The Medical Screening Teams in the Detention Centers and the First Reception Centers, are required to complete a Screening Sheet with the travel history of the new coming immigrants , IN DETAIL, from the immigrants’ origin countries, and down the routes of trafficking that brought them to Greece. By this procedure any immigrants that might derive from West Africa .it is obligatory to be tracked

In case migrants have to be put into compulsory attendance for 21 days, the Medical Screening Team is asked to send daily to the Greek Center of Disease Control, (HCDCP/KEELPNO) a completed special form for the “Daily Statement of New Entrants Persons Affected countries. “

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• Special Training and education Program

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A special Training, Information and Education Program is carried step by step and to all the Aegean islands and the border areas as to urgently shield biologically the the country from Ebola virus

The intensive Program which has started since the mid of October , is implemented by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP) at the entrance gates of the country,
with particular emphasis on the North Aegean islands, Dodecanese and Evros, where mostly illegal immigrants arrive. These days the Program is taking place at Rhodes island, the premier arrival point in terms of numbers , since the summer months of 2014.

The Greek CDC (HCDCP) stressed in a statement that, the information and training of the existing staff at the entrance points of illegal immigrants and the Detention Centers is considered essential for the preparation and shielding of the country from possible Ebola case introduction involiving all the staff of the Immigration, Citizenship and Identity Centers, the, Security Forces (Police, Coast Guards) , Regional Asylum Offices, Border Guard Service, as well as health professionals involved in the reception, management and treatment of new entrants people without legal documents.

Below is the Program of the Training and Information with indicative dates as it is developed and organized by the General Directors’ and the Presidents’ office of the Greek CDC by the Zoonoses Department of Epidemiological Surveillance and Intervention Office of the Greek CDC( HCDCP/ KEELPNO), and is implemented with the cooperation of local stakeholders
1. Region of Northern Aegean (EE Lesvos and Lemnos, Samos and Ikaria EE, EE Chios)
On 11/18/2014:
• GN Mytilene “Vostaneio”

• Health Centers Antissa, Kalloni Plomariou, Polichnitou,

• First Reception Centre Lesvos
• Identification Center of Lesvos Greek Police
• Central Port of Mytilene
• Police Department Lesbos
• Regional Office Asylum Lesbos

On 19/11/2014

• Samos General Hospital “Agios Panteleimon”
• Health Center Karlobasioy
• First Reception Centre Samos
• Central Port Samos
• Police Department Samos
• Center for Immigration Citizenship and Identity Greek Police Samos

On 21/11/2014

• Skylitseio General Hospital of Chios
• Health Center Pyrgi
• Central Port of Chios
• Police Department Chios
• Center for Immigration Citizenship and Identity Greek Police Chios

On 25/11/2014
• G.N.- Health Center Lemnos
• Port Myrinas- Lemnos
• Police Directorate Limnos

On 11/27/2014
• General Hospital – Health Center Ikaria
• Health Center Evdilos
• Central Port Ikaria
• Police Department Ikaria
2. Regional Section Evros

On 11/24/2014
• University Hospital of Alexandroupolis
• 216 KICHNE Alexandroupolis
• Centre for Health Feron
• Regional Office for Southern Evros Asylum
• Police Directorate of Alexandroupolis
• Border Guard Services of Lucky and Feron

On 26/11/2014
• General Hospital Didymoteichou
• 219 KICHNE Didymoteichou
• Health Centers Soufliou, Orestiadas, Righteous
• First Reception Centre Orestiadas
• Police Department Orestiadas
• Center for Immigration Citizenship and Identity Greek Police Ebro
• Border Guard Services Didymoteichon Orestiadas, silk, Carp, New Vissa
3. Regional Section Dodecanese:

On 12/02/2014
• General Hospital of Rhodes
• Health Centers and Archangel Emponas
• Regional Office Asylum Rhodes
• Police Directorate Rhodes
• Central Port of Rhodes

On 12/03/2014
• Vouvaleio General Hospital – Health Center Kalymnos
• Police Department Kalymnos
• Central Port of Kalymnos

On 04/12/2014
• State Hospital – Health Center Leros
• Police Department Leros
• Central Port Leros

On 08/12/2014
• General Hospital – Health Center Kos
• Health Center Antimahias
• Police Department Kos
• Central Port CosAegean ditch

The step-by-step Guidelines to Doctors, nurses and hospitals for Ebola incident management , released by the Greek CDC

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By reminding to all the doctors and the nurses of the country that many of the signs and symptoms of Ebola are non-specific and similar to those of many common infectious diseases, the Greek Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP), the Greek Ministry of Health and the National Health Operation Center  haven timely encouraged the Greek hospitals to prepare for managing patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases.

Every hospital, according to the updated Circular of the Greek CDC, (KEELPNO/ HCDCP), should ensure that it can detect a patient with Ebola,protect healthcare workers to safely care for the patient -by precisely following the Greek CDC updated released Guidelines- , and respond in a coordinated fashion.

Transmission can be prevented with appropriate infection control measures.

The practical and theoretical training of health professionals groups of the Greek National Hospitals and other officers will be complemented by the special training…

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