jump to navigation

Movies > Snyder to helm Watchmen June 24, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Movies Life.
comments closed

Filmmaker Zach Snyder is reportedly set to develop and direct ‘Watchmen’, a big-screen adaptation of the seminal DC comic series about the world’s last remaining superheroes.

The film has been in the production pipeline for years with several directors and scriptwriters including Terry Gilliam and Paul Greengrass being linked to the project.

However, Warner Bros are said to have signed Snyder after his work on ‘300’, the rendition of Frank Miller’s graphic novel about an ancient clash between the Greeks and Persians at Thermopylae.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Alex Tse is currently working on a script for Snyder with shooting scheduled to begin later this year.

More new routes for Stansted to Athens June 24, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in News Flights.
comments closed

STANSTED Airport is celebrating the introduction of new flight routes to Greece, the Shetland Islands and Albania this week.

The Shetland Islands will be linked directly to the capital for the first time, and the Stansted service is Albanian Airline’s first direct link between Tirana and London.

Flyglobespan will launch the first scheduled low-cost services from Stansted to Athens in Greece, while Atlantic Airways will be operating the Shetland Islands service.

Flyglobespan have been operating in the Scottish market for many years and already run direct flights to Tenerife from Stansted.

“Greece is a relatively new market for low-cost airlines operating out of the UK, but we’ve already had great success with this link out of Glasgow and advanced bookings show the connection is going to be just as popular from London,” said Flyglobespan chairman Tom Dalrymple.

“A daily service is a big challenge but we feel this gives passengers much more flexibility at very competitive prices and we’re looking forward to growing our business from Stansted.”

A recent report has revealed that Stansted offers more schedule flight connections throughout Europe than any other airport in the world. This month more than 140 scheduled destinations will be served, across more than 30 countries and operated by 25 scheduled airlines.

Onassis heiress to attend equestrian event in Greece June 24, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Sports & Games.
comments closed

Athena de Miranda, no longer Onassis-Roussel since her marriage to the Brazilian equestrian Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda Neto, is to attend equestrian events in Markopoulo near Athens next month as a spectator, not as a competitor.

The Greek Equestrian Federation had originally announced that Athena was to compete in the European Young Equestrians’ Championship, but apparently that is not the case. The federation’s president, Isidoros Kouvelos, spoke on the telephone to Athena’s coach, the Brazilian Nelson Pesoa, who apparently said that in his opinion Athena was not ready for the championship. “She is an Onassis and must be ready if she is going to compete,” he reportedly said.

So in all probability Athena will come to watch, with her husband, so the event will not just be a sporting attraction but will also be a focus for the paparazzi.

Music > Guns N’ Roses live in Athens June 24, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Music Life Live Gigs.
comments closed

Mark this date > July 10th

Mark this place > Rockwave Festival, Terra Vibe, Malakasa, Athens

According to Guns N’ Roses fansite HereTodayGoneToHell.com, the Rockwave Festival in Greece is celebrating its 10th year of existence and has just added an extra date with GN’R as headliners plus special guests.

Guns N’ Roses will play in Malakasa, Greece at Terravibe on July 10th. The tickets go on sale today (Friday, June 23rd) and are priced at 45 Euros (50 Euros on the day of the concert).

Tickets available from Friday June 23rd at Ticketpro or at various Tickethouse locations across Greece.

Big names in the Athens ‘Tsiklitiria’ next July June 24, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Athletics.
comments closed

World Steeplechase records under threat in Athens

Qatar’s Saif Saaeed Shaheen, the World champion and World record holder for the men’s 3000m Steeplechase (7:53.63), will be the principal campaigner over the barriers at the Super Grand Prix “Tsiklitiria – OPAP” on 3 July in Athens Olympic stadium.

The meeting organised by Panellinios AC is part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour, and attempts on both the men’s and women’s World records for the distance have been organised.

Shaheen set the current men’s mark in Brussels in 2004, and last summer took his second World Championship Steeplechase title. The women’s World record (9:01.59) is owned by Russia’s Gulnara Samitova, who set the time in Iráklio, Greece, on 4 July 2004, when the Tsiklitiria meeting had to change venue due to work on the Olympic stadium ahead of the 2004 Games.

This year in Athens, Shaheen will take on the usual army of Kenyans, led by Brimin Kipruto, the Olympic silver and World Championship bronze medallist, and Wilson Boit-Kipketer, a former World record holder and World champion, and Bahrain’s young star Tareq Mubarak Taher who ran to a national record of 8:11.36 in Huelva, Spain, this week (20 June), so far the fastest time in the world this year. (more…)

Frankfurt Chosen Best Major Airport in Europe June 24, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Transport Air Sea Land.
comments closed

Frankfurt (FRA) has been honored by the Airports Council International (ACI) as the Best Major Airport in Europe.

Members of ACI’s European region selected FRA in the category of “more than 25 million passengers per year” at the association’s annual conference in Athens, Greece. Dr. Wilhelm Bender, Fraport AG’s executive board chairman, accepted the award on behalf of the entire staff of the Frankfurt Airport company.

Greek findings presented at HF congress June 24, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Health & Fitness.
comments closed

The use of recombinant erythropoietin in patients with congestive heart failure is associated with improved markers of left ventricular (LV) diastolic and systolic function, according to investigators who presented their findings here at the Heart Failure 2006 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (HF).

Senior investigator, Dimitrios Kremastinos, MD, director, heart failure unit, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece, and colleagues conducted this study to determine whether there is a link between treatment and these markers of LV function.

“Although treatment had been shown to improve exercise capacity previously, to our knowledge it had never been linked to these markers,” said principal investigator Kallirhoe Kourea, MD, cardiology fellow, in the Second Cardiology Department at Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece, in an interview on June 19th.

More to read at >

Recombinant Erythropoietin Improves Left Ventricular Diastolic