Articles | Lina Giannarou | authors | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 03:22:41 GMT 2020-08-26T03:22:41Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Briefings resume as cases rise, new measures introduced http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/briefings-resume-as-cases-rise-new-measures-introduced

Amid growing concern about the continuing upward trend in coronavirus infections in Greece, the government has decided to reinstate televised briefings by its chief epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras and Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 05:58:42 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/briefings-resume-as-cases-rise-new-measures-introduced 2020-08-25T05:58:42Z
British novelist Victoria Hislop back on Crete, this time as a Greek http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/british-novelist-victoria-hislop-back-on-crete-this-time-as-a-greek

It was a different era when “The Island” was first published in 2005. The book became an international hit and forever tied the author, Victoria Hislop, with Greece. 

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:17:49 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/british-novelist-victoria-hislop-back-on-crete-this-time-as-a-greek 2020-08-02T09:17:49Z
Elderly citizens missing municipal day centers http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/elderly-citizens-missing-municipal-day-centers

With the government earlier this week deciding to extend the closure of municipal day centers for the elderly (KAPI) until July 26, managers running those facilities have told Kathimerini that patrons are yearning for their old haunts.

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:24:11 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/elderly-citizens-missing-municipal-day-centers 2020-07-15T14:24:11Z
Greece as an antidote http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/greece-as-an-antidote

In “The Trip to Greece,” the fourth and final chapter in Michael Winterbottom’s psycho-gastronomic-travel series (showing in theaters now), Rob Brydon tells Steve Coogan that he didn’t realize that Greece was so big.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 06:59:35 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/greece-as-an-antidote 2020-07-12T06:59:35Z
Head of new committee for promoting age-old arts talks about its role http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/head-of-new-committee-for-promoting-age-old-arts-talks-about-its-role

“Tradition is a living thing, not a museum genre.” How many times has Ekaterini Polymerou-Kamilaki repeated this phrase over her 40-year career? Hundreds, probably.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:08:58 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/head-of-new-committee-for-promoting-age-old-arts-talks-about-its-role 2020-07-10T18:08:58Z
Three Bodossaki Award recipients on front line of Covid-19 vaccination push http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/three-bodossaki-award-recipients-on-front-line-of-covid-19-vaccination-push

The leading Greek entrepreneur and founder of the Bodossaki Foundation, Prodromos Bodossakis-Athanasiadis (1890-1979), was a firm believer in science and in the potential of young Greeks.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:37:28 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/three-bodossaki-award-recipients-on-front-line-of-covid-19-vaccination-push 2020-07-10T09:37:28Z
Lockdown saw divorce calls double http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/lockdown-saw-divorce-calls-double

The number of calls made to the help hotline of the Mazi gia to Paidi (Together for Children) by divorced parents or couples seeking advice about getting a divorce doubled during the lockdown compared to similar periods in recent years, according to staff at the nongovernment organization.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:48:33 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/lockdown-saw-divorce-calls-double 2020-07-02T17:48:33Z
Easing of lcokdown measures begins smoothly http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/easing-of-lcokdown-measures-begins-smoothly

The sense of discipline that characterized the public during the country’s almost two-month quarantine was also on display on Monday, when the government started to lift the lockdown.

Tue, 05 May 2020 08:01:16 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/easing-of-lcokdown-measures-begins-smoothly 2020-05-05T08:01:16Z
Coronavirus takes toll on Greeks’ mental health http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/coronavirus-takes-toll-on-greeks-mental-health

Four in 10 Greeks say that their mental health has deteriorated amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the findings of a study carried out by Sentio Solutions, a Greek healthtech startup based in San Francisco.

Sun, 03 May 2020 11:52:29 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/coronavirus-takes-toll-on-greeks-mental-health 2020-05-03T11:52:29Z
Post-quarantine support line for domestic violence being set up http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/post-quarantine-support-line-for-domestic-violence-being-set-up

A helpline that aims to help prevent and deal with violence within the family in the post-quarantine period is being jointly set up by the SOS Children’s Villages social center and the City of Athens. 

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 13:53:59 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/post-quarantine-support-line-for-domestic-violence-being-set-up 2020-04-29T13:53:59Z
Elderly struggle to adapt to digital tools in lockdown http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/elderly-struggle-to-adapt-to-digital-tools-in-lockdown

Since the government introduced a public lockdown last month to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and the focus has shifted to online transactions and social exchanges, many less tech-savvy elderly people are struggling to adapt.

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 19:19:22 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/elderly-struggle-to-adapt-to-digital-tools-in-lockdown 2020-04-16T19:19:22Z
Seamstresses around Greece recruited to produce masks http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/seamstresses-around-greece-recruited-to-produce-masks

Fabric and rubber bands have been sent to 346 seamstresses in 37 prefectures throughout Greece for the production of 40,000 masks as part of an initiative financed and launched online by artist Marios Eleftheriadis and tailor Konstantinos Tektonidis.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:35:33 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/seamstresses-around-greece-recruited-to-produce-masks 2020-04-08T16:35:33Z
Greeks abroad cut off from home amid lockdowns http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greeks-abroad-cut-off-from-home-amid-lockdowns

Electra is in France, Marina’s in Hong Kong, Claire is in the United Kingdom, Odysseas is in Australia and Konstantinos is in the United States. Until very recently, they each led their separate lives in different parts of the world.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:07:57 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greeks-abroad-cut-off-from-home-amid-lockdowns 2020-03-31T14:07:57Z
NGO launches initiative for stray dogs and cats http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ngo-launches-initiative-for-stray-dogs-and-cats

The nonprofit organization Dog’s Voice has created a platform for animal lovers containing current information on restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic which allows them to network and coordinate to ensure no stray animals are left without care and food during the lockdown.

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 07:50:25 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/ngo-launches-initiative-for-stray-dogs-and-cats 2020-03-29T07:50:25Z
We are all part of a whole http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/we-are-all-part-of-a-whole

Up until a few days ago, it was a chore that had to be done. Now, my dog’s morning walk is a gift, an opportunity to go outside, despite the chill in the air.

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 17:51:32 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/we-are-all-part-of-a-whole 2020-03-22T17:51:32Z
Brain drain leaving even bigger vaccum in care of elderly Greeks http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/brain-drain-leaving-even-bigger-vaccum-in-care-of-elderly-greeks

The 8,000 kilometers that separate Michigan in the United States from Thessaly in central Greece is no easy distance to cover, yet 52-year-old financial consultant George Papadopoulos has become accustomed to the long journey.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:14:04 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/brain-drain-leaving-even-bigger-vaccum-in-care-of-elderly-greeks 2020-03-16T14:14:04Z
Businesses encouraging employees to work from home http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/businesses-encouraging-employees-to-work-from-home

An increasing number of Greek businesses are implementing work-from-home programs to protect their employees and the public from the new coronavirus.

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:32:56 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/businesses-encouraging-employees-to-work-from-home 2020-03-12T18:32:56Z
Officers trained for new domestic violence units http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/officers-trained-for-new-domestic-violence-units

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) is preparing to train additional staff for its 73 regional domestic violence response units, which were created in November last year.

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:26:39 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/officers-trained-for-new-domestic-violence-units 2020-02-10T14:26:39Z
Parents still foot children's wedding bill http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/parents-still-foot-childrens-wedding-bill

Greek parents still foot a significant portion of the bill for their children's weddings, recent research shows.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 18:03:17 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/parents-still-foot-childrens-wedding-bill 2020-01-29T18:03:17Z
Greek butchers sharpening their knives for 2020 meat Olympics http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greek-butchers-sharpening-their-knives-for-2020-meat-olympics

What were the chances of a butcher from the village of Platanias in Hania, Crete finding himself on the court of the iconic Golden 1 Center, the California home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings?

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:38:54 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/greek-butchers-sharpening-their-knives-for-2020-meat-olympics 2020-01-13T10:38:54Z