COMMUNITY Food

Local brands win fewer prizes at international olive oil competition

one_olive-com TANIA GEORGIOPOULOU

The significant challenges facing the olive oil industry in Greece and other parts of the world were more than apparent at the last Athena International Olive Oil Competition (ATHIOOC) – which took place in the Peloponnesian town of Nafplio last month – resulting in a 17 percent reduction in the number of distinctions awarded from last year, even though the number of contestants was more or less the same.

COMMUNITY Diaspora

The Greek American fighting for net neutrality

michalopoulos CONNIE MOURTOUPALAS

On February 1, 2019, the Washington DC Circuit Court of Appeals heard what is considered the most important legal case in the history of the internet. Its outcome, expected sometime this summer, will directly impact the flow of information and ultimately free speech.

COMMUNITY Culture

SNF approves new grants topping 80 mln dollars

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) approved 95 new grants totaling over 80 million dollars for projects or organizations that aim to strengthen journalistic practices, cultivate and promote civil discourse and civic engagement, and increase open access to healthcare and cultural resources, the organization said in a press release on Wednesday.

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Petrified trees uncovered during power project

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A team of experts hoists the petrified trunk of a 20-million-year-old tree on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, Friday. The tree is one of several recently discovered on the island’s western flank during digging for a major Public Power Corporation project, prompting the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest to put together a team of experts to safely remove the fossil from the site and relocate it to its exhibition space. [Stratis Balaskas/ANA-MPA]