the EU commission to start legal action seven member states towards the car left the volkswagen's emissions scandal manufacturers practice the monitoring of member states ' authorities.the Commission considers that certain states have taken care of the EU legislation demanding obligations of car manufacturers in the monitoring and emissions mess sorted out today.the commission of the teeth are forced to Germany, Britain, the Czech republic, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Spain.Now commenced the process may ultimately lead to proceedings before the EU-court."compliance with the Law is a car manufacturer the most important duty.
Greece consumer prices decline leveled off in recent years, and the end of the year the country struggle once again out of deflation.the Country's harmonized index of consumer prices increased in December by 0.3% compared to one year ago, told the country's statistical authority.compared with the Previous month prices rose by 0.4 per cent.the Greek sawed deflation and inflation for the whole year of 2016, and the average price remained at the 2015 level.Although this was an improvement in 2015 to 1.1% deflation in Greece, the figures are still far from the euro area average inflation.
When traveling to an area you re unfamiliar with, you should be especially aware of your surroundings and potential risks: pickpocketing, for example.Citybase Apartments put together the data based on their own research you can head to their post to see their full list of sources .Some of these are fairly straightforward.Barcelona, SpainLas RamblasPlaza CatalunyaRome, ItalyTerminiThe Via dei Fori ImperialiPrague, Czech RepublicThe Old Town SquareThe Charles BridgeMadrid, SpainEl RastroThe MetroParis, FranceEiffel TowerNotre-Dame CathedralFlorence, ItalyThe Ponte VecchioThe San Lorenzo MarketAmsterdam, HollandRed Light DistrictDam SquareAthens, GreeceOmonia SquareMetaxourgioLondon EnglandOxford StreetCamdenYou always want to pay attention to your surroundings, but it helps to know the areas where pickpockets strike most so you can be prepared.For more spots, head to their infographic at the link below.WHERE IN EUROPE ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO BE A VICTIM OF PICKPOCKETING?
In addition, the UK came third overall in terms of human capital, coming fifth in terms of internet literacy and sixth in terms of ICT specialists and basic digital skills."A true digital economy is one where businesses take full advantage of the possibilities and benefits offered by digital technologies, both to improve their efficiency and productivity, as well as to reach customers and realise sales," the report said.The report found that online service completion, the sophistication of provisioned services and the availability of pre-filled forms were very poor.Ahead of the UK overall in terms of their digital advancement were Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium.The European Commission figures also revealed that the UK is one of the largest beneficiaries of funding from Horizon 2020, a project that awards funding to innovative research projects.The UK has received €2.1bn from Horizon 2020 since the launch of this programme in 2014 it runs till 2020 and €7bn under the Framework Programme & FP7 , the predecessor research funding programmeGreece and Slovenia were the countries that received the highest funding in relation to the size of their IT sector.
Did Pieter de Hooch invent the iPhone in 1670?Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, says he saw an iPhone in a 346-year-old painting, contradicting everything we thought we knew about the history of the smartphone.During the interview, Kroes asked Tim where the iPhone was actually invented, to which Tim Cook replied: You know, I thought I knew until last night.The letter does look a bit like an iPhone in fairness.Check out Douris, an Ancient Greek, using an iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, circa 500BC:Ancient Greece was years ahead of CupertinoImpressive stuff.Can you find any other examples of technology being discovered way before we thought it was?
THESSALONIKI, Greece – A Greek archaeologist who excavated the birthplace of Aristotle in northern Greece in the 1990s says a destroyed structure he discovered may have been the tomb of the ancient philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great.Konstantinos Sismanidis concedes that he has "no proof but just strong indications" to back up his theory, presented Thursday at a conference marking the 2,400th anniversary of the philosopher's birth.was a pupil of Plato and one of history's most influential thinkers.Sismanidis said the structure unearthed in the ruins of Stageira, 43 miles east of Thessaloniki, was once a public monument where Aristotle was honored after his death.No human remains were found there.Sismanidis also quoted medieval references to Aristotle's ashes being interred in his hometown.
Finland ranks of the Swiss research institute IMD competitiveness ranking position 20, ETLA News. "Other Nordic countries recovering from -pankkikriisistään the exception of Iceland - can be found on the tip of Ten, Jack," ETLA's research director and Etlatieto Oy's Managing Director Petri Rouvinen says the release. Finland's biggest problem is the employment situation, in particular, long-lasting long-term and youth unemployment. For comparison, the best gainers include Ireland 9, the Netherlands 7, Latvia and Slovakia 6 6. Most fall Kazakhstan -13, -6, Greece, Indonesia and Mexico -6 -6. IMD Competitiveness Index analyzes how countries and companies as a whole make use of their abilities in order to achieve wealth or profits. "
The Greek rescue package, the latest installment may be delayed if Greece and its creditors can not reach an agreement on the new divisions, says, among other things Kathimerini. Kathimerinin, the controversy arose that the creditors would like changes to the measures which the Greek Parliament earlier this month already accepted. The condition was that the government would make concessions to the new lainsääsäntöön, which it has been decreed pensions, junk loans and privatization. Tsakalotos said in the letter that Greece will not be able to fulfill the registration of all bailout program requirements, such as the electricity transmission operator, as well as the privatization of Admien palkkajäädytyksiä, for example, coastguard and police officers. On Monday showed Kathimerinin According to information according to which the Greek government is planning to issue its own concessions to Parliament for consideration. If the dispute between Greece and its creditors continue, it is likely that they will be discussed at the meeting of the Eurogroup on Thursday.
Why women are banned from Mount Athos in Greece.The black film canon, Slate s picks for the 50 greatest movies by black directors.And this is also on topic: The beasts of Silicon Valley compares mythical creatures and a dog to the companies we know and love/hate.Photo: Director Ryan Coogler, of Richmond, is photographed during a media day for the film at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, Calif., on Friday, June 21, 2013.His movies Fruitvale Station and Creed both appear on Salon s black film canon.Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group
Image: University of East Anglia/Julian AndrewsA few years ago, divers discovered an apparent underwater lost city off the coast of Zakynthos in Greece.Image: University of East Anglia/Julian Andrews The site was discovered by snorkelers and first thought to be an ancient city port, lost to the sea, said study lead author Julian Andrews from the University of East Anglia.But mysteriously no other signs of life—such as pottery.Researchers from UEA, along with experts from the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment at the University of Athens, recently conducted a mineralogical and chemical analysis of various formations found at the site.We investigated the site, which is between two and five meters under water, and found that it is actually a natural geologically occurring phenomenon, said Andrews.This fault allowed gases, including methane, to seep up from deep below the Earth s surface.
Pic: University of East AngliaGreek and British scientists have announced that submerged remains off the Ionian island of Zakynthos bearing an uncanny resemblance to a lost city are in fact natural formations.Professor Julian Andrews, of the University of East Anglia's UEA School of Environmental Sciences, explained: "The site was discovered by snorkelers and first thought to be an ancient city port, lost to the sea.But mysteriously no other signs of life – such as pottery."Sadly for Atlantis fans, the city turned out to be "a natural geologically occurring phenomenon", namely "mineralization at hydrocarbon seeps - seen both in modern seafloor and palaeo settings".The fault allowed gases, particularly methane, to escape from depth.Pics: University of East AngliaThe concretions were likely formed in the Pliocene era, some five million years ago, and subsequently "exhumed by erosion to be exposed on the seabed today".
the Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos says Greece applied for permission to start manufacturing Kalashnikov assault rifles immediately, when the European union decided to abandon Russia sanctions.the Matter told Kathimerini.the Country's parliament on Friday spoke to the minister of defence, according to Greek defence industries was not driving down, but on the contrary the production will be strengthened.kammenos, according to the Nato approval, would allow Greece to sell guns any Nato country any time.the Keep Talking Greece website, according to the Russian proposal Kalashnikov-production cooperation oral Kammenos ' visit to Moscow a year ago.the plan for the realization of the above is, however, still many but, as the sanctions waiver and the other Nato countries approval.
For Panos Papadopoulos, what s worse than the Greek government s new taxes is that they don t apply to his overseas rivals.The chief executive officer of Forthnet SA, Greece s biggest pay-television company, says the new levies make his battle against the likes of Netflix Inc. even harder.The story is similar for hotel-industry executives who say they face higher taxes that Internet-based services like AirBnB escape.For it latest bailout tranche from creditors, Greece has reached deeper into its economy and is raising taxes on everything from beer, Internet use, phone services and pay-TV.The government also doubled a special consumption tax on beer, raised registration fees for some cars and introduced a 10 percent levy on pay-TV bills.Most salaried workers and low-income pensioners will also see their take-home pay shrink as of this month as income taxes are increased and social benefits are cut.In contrast, a user of the Internet-based service Netflix Inc, which was rolled out in Greece earlier this year, pays 7.99 euros for a basic service or 11.99 euros for a premium offering.A spokesman for Netflix declined to comment on the pay-TV tax.With the new levies, the government hasn t managed to safeguard rules of tax symmetry between hotels and peer-to-peer services like AirBnB Inc., according to Andreadis, whose SETE lobby group represents 50,000 tourism-related businesses.AirBnB, which lists thousands of private properties for rent in Greece for an average price of about 100 euros a night in June, asks hosts who use its platform for listings to ensure they pay all the required local taxes.The increase in the excise tax on beer will lead to job losses and deal a devastating blow to one of the most dynamic sectors of the Greek economy, the Hellenic Association of Brewers said in a statement last month.
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed Crazy world of Isis channels on Telegram IBTimes UKThe United Cyber Caliphate UCC has released its latest "kill list".The list was released by the UCC in a post on Telegram – the encrypted messaging service – and contained a message in both Arabic and English from the pro-Daesh hacking group which called on its supporters to "follow" those mentioned in the list and "kill them strongly to take revenge for Muslims", the Voactiv reported.Most of the addresses listed are believed to belong to people who reside in the US, Canada and Australia, 7, 848 of whom were found to be US residents.Thirty-nine names and addresses were also uncovered to have been connected to people living in the UK, while the rest of the list targeted individuals with addresses in Ireland, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Brazil, Guatamala, New Zealand, South Korea, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Israel.It still remains unclear as to why these specific people have been targeted in the listAccording to a study by security firm Flashpoint, the UCC is the result of a merger of several pro-Daesh hacker groups, namely the Caliphate Cyber Army, the Sons Caliphate Army and the Kalashnikov team.In one incident, one of the pro-Daesh hacking group's attempts to hack Google ended in an embarrassing failure, indicating the skill level of the hackers.
June 9, 2016: Alexander Jones, center, Mike Edmunds, right, and Yanis Bitsakis sit behind a possible reconstruction of the more than 2,000-year-old Antikythera Mechanism during a press conference in AthensATHENS, Greece – When you're trying to fathom a mangled relic of very old hi-tech, it helps to have the manufacturer's instructions.They say it was a kind of philosopher's guide to the galaxy, and perhaps the world's oldest mechanical computer."It's like a textbook of astronomy as it was understood then, which connected the movements of the sky and the planets with the lives of the ancient Greeks and their environment."It wasn't quite a manual, more like a long label you would get on a museum to describe a display, according to another team member, Mike Edmunds, who is an emeritus professor of astrophysics at Cardiff University."It's not telling you how to use it, it says 'what you see is such and such,' rather than 'turn this knob and it shows you something,'" he said Thursday, during a presentation of the team's findings in Athens.shipwreck, and at first seemed like a scruffy footnote to a magnificent body of finds that included bronze and marble statues, luxury glassware and ceramics.
The Antikythera Mechanism is one of the most fascinating and important archaeological discoveries ever made, one that reveals the remarkable technological and engineering capacities of the ancient Greeks as well as their excellent grasp of astronomy.Yesterday, in an event held at the Katerina Laskaridis Historical Foundation Library in Greece, an international team of researchers announced the results of a decades-long investigation into the technological relic.Their analysis reaffirms much of what we already knew about the Antikythera Mechanism, while also providing some tantalizing new details.What we hadn t realized was that the modern techniques that were being used would allow us to read the texts much better both on the outside of the mechanism and on the inside than was done before.But while the device had a definite astronomical purpose, it appears the machine was also used to see what the future holds.Slight variations in the inscriptions suggests that at least two people were involved in its construction.
View photosMoreVisitors look at the displayed fragments of the ancient Antikythera Mechanism at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece June 9, 2016.REUTERS/Alkis KonstantinidisATHENS Reuters - A 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator used by ancient Greeks to chart the movement of the sun, moon and planets may also have had another purpose - fortune telling, say researchers.It was retrieved from a shipwreck discovered off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901.But in creating heaven's mirror, its ancient engineers may have also given in to a less scientific urge - man's perpetual curiosity about what the future holds.Edmunds, who has worked on the project for about 12 years, said decoding of the inscriptions also threw up an interesting nugget - the color of a forthcoming eclipse."The texts were meant to help the viewer to understand what was the meaning of all the different points and dials, what it would teach them about the cosmos that they lived in ... and about how, through cycles of time this related to their lives," said Alexander Jones, a history professor at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in New York.
Setting the mood for the rest of the show, the yet to be titled new God of War installment seemingly brings the violence and god killing to a completely different setting, from the plains and shores of Greece to the mountains and forest of Viking territory.The rest of the trailer shows not just the father and son hunting trip that gets sidetracked into an ice giant killing spree but also the somewhat strained and tenuous relationship between Kratos and "the boy".For a few moments, it would seem that Kratos would be showing the child some tenderness, but the former God of War and Spartan doesn't fold so easily.Another long-awaited title has been years in the making.The game is a strange mix of post-apocalyptic and sci-fi tropes that have robotic dinosaurs and creatures roaming the lands, bows instead of guns, and staffs that hack digitally instead of physically.This new trailer reveals a bit more of the conflict and dangers that threaten what remains of humanity, "demons" able to corrupt other machines, with origins buried in ancient history.
Replicas of the ancient computing device displayed at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, GreeceThe world's first computer, which is about 2,000 years old, wasn't just used by ancient Greeks to chart the movement of the sun, moon and planets - it was also a fortune telling device, say researchers.The 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator, the Antikythera Mechanism, is a system of intricate bronze gears dating to around 60 BC, used by ancient Greeks to track solar and lunar eclipses.It was retrieved from a shipwreck discovered off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901, but a decades-long study has only now announced new results.But in creating heaven's mirror, its ancient engineers may have also given in to a less scientific urge - man's perpetual curiosity about what the future holds.Edmunds, who has worked on the project for about 12 years, said decoding of the inscriptions also threw up an interesting nugget - the colour of a forthcoming eclipse."The texts were meant to help the viewer to understand what was the meaning of all the different points and dials, what it would teach them about the cosmos that they lived in ... and about how, through cycles of time this related to their lives," said Alexander Jones, a history professor at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in New York.
I don t think we re in Greece anymore.Sony revealed a new installment of its action series for the PlayStation 4 simply called God of War  during its Electronic Entertainment Expo lead-in event this evening in Los Angeles.E3 is one of the biggest gaming shows of the year, and it usually brings big announcements like this with it — and in this case, it s the return of a PlayStation exclusive series that has sold more than 21.5 million copies as of 2012 since it first appeared on the PlayStation 2 in 2005.The first God of War stood out for its combo-based action set in a hyper-violent world based on Greek mythology.The last game in the series, the prequel God of War: Ascension for the PlayStation 3, came out in 2013 — and it didn t sell as well as the previous games Sony never reported the numbers .This new God of War has a Norse setting.Besides, Kratos already killed all of the Greek gods.The demo showed a bearded Kratos assuming it is Kratos, anyway training his son, who both at one point battled a troll.It was a much more thoughtful and somber tone than the loud, Greek games in the series.The demo ends with a dragon flying over them — three gigantic beasts played roles in Norse myth.