Monday November 24, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Olympiakos to aid quake-struck Cephalonia

Greek champion Olympiakos announced on Thursday it will provide funds to reconstruct schools damaged by earthquakes last week on the Greek island of Cephalonia.

Extensive damage was caused by the earthquakes to many homes and public buildings, including schools on the Ionian Sea holiday island which have temporarily shut.

Olympiakos president Vangelis Marinakis' initiative was immediately accepted by Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos, the club announced.

"Olympiakos stands besides the inhabitants of Cephalonia in their time of need. Solidarity and offer of help is closely linked to the history, principles and values of our society. We need the people of Cephalonia to feel safe and keep their children in school, Marinakis said.

It is estimated by authorities that the cost of repairing the schools in Cephalonia will be about 500,000 euros, which Olympiakos who faces Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League later this month - has promised to cover.

Cephalonia has previously been struck by earthquakes several times. In August 1953 a major earthquake killed 450 people and destroyed virtually every house on the island.

The Ionian island of some 35,000 inhabitants was also the setting for the popular novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin, about a World War II romance between an Italian soldier and a local woman. A 2001 movie of the same name, starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz, was filmed there.

[AFP]

ekathimerini.com , Friday February 7, 2014 (17:21)  
Olympiakos ends PAOKs unbeaten run in Basket League
Tokyo hopes to change the world
Big win for Greens, tight one for Reds
Super League in disarray, lockout continues
Independent Greeks vote to oppose coalitions presidential candidate
A congress held by the anti-austerity Independent Greeks ended on Sunday with all MPs bar one voting in favor of the party not voting for any presidential candidate put forward by the govern...
Police seek to name man who opened fire with AK47 at Piraeus bar
The police have reportedly asked prosecutors for special permission to name the man suspected of opening fire with a Kalashnikov rifle at a bar in Piraeus early on Saturday, injuring more th...
Inside News
EU said to plan 21 billion-euro risk-sharing fund for investment
The European Union is planning a 21 billion-euro ($26 billion) fund to share the risks of new projects with private investors, two EU officials said. The new entity is designed to have an im...
ANALYSIS
Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy
The countdown has begun to what threatens to be a missed opportunity to revive Europe's stalled economy. When European Union leaders meet on Dec. 18-19 under new management, they have a chan...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Extremism from a bygone era
There are times when we seem to be overcome by self-destructive madness. I hear various commentators and politicians speaking in extreme terms of a junta, of defections, gallows, collaborato...
EDITORIAL
No call for more games
Psychological warfare has been a part of the negotiations between the troika and Athens from the very start of the crisis. But the situation is much different now and troika decision-makers ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Independent Greeks vote to oppose coalitions presidential candidate
2. Police seek to name man who opened fire with AK47 at Piraeus bar
3. Biden informs Anastasiades about content of talks with Erdogan
4. Scientists expand excavation of ancient Amphipolis
5. EU said to plan 21 billion-euro risk-sharing fund for investment
6. Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy
more news
Today
This Week
1. Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy
2. Scientists expand excavation of ancient Amphipolis
3. EU said to plan 21 billion-euro risk-sharing fund for investment
4. Biden informs Anastasiades about content of talks with Erdogan
5. Police seek to name man who opened fire with AK47 at Piraeus bar
6. Independent Greeks vote to oppose coalition's presidential candidate
Today
This Week
1. Double quake on Atalanti fault line rattles Greek capital [Update]
2. Biden heads to Istanbul amid tension over Cyprus EEZ violation
3. Anti-junta uprising anniversary to be marked amid tight security
4. Every age has its collaborators
5. Carlsberg takes control of Greek brewer Olympic Brewery [Update]
6. Give Greece a chance
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.