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    12 Hidden Athens Gems Spotted by Locals

    What is it that makes Athens special to live in and experience on a day-to-day basis? If you ask our Spotters, that would be the unpretentious Mediterranean-meets-Oriental tsipouro and meze bars/restaurants; the indie cinemas (always playing movies in their original language with Greek subtitles); it’d be the sidestreets in the centre that so delicately strike the balance between decline, neglect, vitality and reappropriation, or the great weather that makes exploring in the city a joy of its own. Here are some of our picks for some of the most unique, locals gems in Athens, in the words of our very own team of Spotters. Stunning views from atop a neglected…

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    2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Unearthed Under Florida Art Museum

    After five mosaics dating back to ancient Antioch were acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg in the mid-1960s, museum officials buried two of them in the east lawn near the sculpture garden. The reason why the Hellenistic art ended up underground has been lost in the subsequent decades. But as Maggie Duffy reports for Tampa Bay Times, a restoration project is underway to revive the mosaics and their history. Duffy reports that mosaics were first discovered by a team from Princeton University in the 1930s during a dig in the ancient Greco-Roman city’s ruins near the modern-day borders of Turkey and Syria. According to the museum’s…

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    Let’s Eliminate The Term Middle East – And Response

    The term Middle East is imprecise, culturally and geographically biased, susceptible to misunderstanding, and therefore useless in terms of accuracy. Though the term has been called Eurocentric, it is more precisely Anglo-centric, originating at the height of the British imperial century (1815-1914). I also suggest that the related acronym “MENA” (Middle East-North Africa) also be dropped. The broadest definition of the term “Middle East” came at the 2004 conference of the G8 nations, based on the definition of USA’s Bush administration. This included the entire Muslim world, because to the Bush administration Middle East = Muslim = terrorist (or oil in the case of “friendly” regimes). Often called the “Greater…

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    Antioch killing over stolen laundry

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Russia’s military says a pilot who ejected after Syrian insurgents shot down his plane traded fire with militants on the ground and then blew himself up to avoid being captured. The Russian Defense Ministry said Maj. Roman Filipov on Saturday bailed out successfully from the burning plane over the northern Idlib province, but was surrounded by al-Qaida-linked militants when he landed. It says he fought the militants and then blew himself up with a hand grenade when they came close. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered that Filipov be honored posthumously with the nation’s highest medal,…

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    Patriarch Aphrem II: Syrians remained steadfast thanks to diversity and harmony

    Damascus, SANA- Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church Mor Ignatius Aphrem II said that the diversity and harmony of the Syrian society have endowed it with the strength to stand in face of the global war waged against it. Speaking at a ceremony honoring Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Hammoudeh Sabbagh, at the Cathedral of Saint George for Syriac Orthodox in Damascus, Aphrem II added that the Syrian society is coherent in a way that makes Syria able to foil all the schemes which seek to empty the region of the Christians similar to what happened in Turkey, Iraq, al-Quds…

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    Central Hotels signs with Green Valley Real Estate

    First Central Hotel, one of the properties managed by Central Hotels Management. Green Valley Real Estate and Central Hotel Management Group have signed a partnership agreement to manage hotel properties, with the former currently having projects in Turkey. The signing ceremony was attended by Green Valley Real Estate Group director general Ali Al Salami, and Central Hotel Management chairman Ahmad Al Abdullah Al Ansari. This cooperation will kick off with Central Hotel Management Group managing a number of Green Valley’s projects in Turkey, followed by projects in Morocco, Georgia and Bosnia. The new brand will be named ‘Green Valley Central’ and will manage all projects in Bursa, Yaluva, Trabzon and…

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    Reading The Latest Antioch Turkey News

    Do you want to make sure you know what is going in on in Antioch? If you’re invested in this part of Turkey, you’ll want to make sure you check the news regularly. If you lead a busy life, these tips will help you to make time for the news. Consider A Digital Newspaper Subscription If you don’t have the time to sit down and read a physical paper, why not read a digital one instead? Many papers that cover world news offer digital subscriptions. With a digital subscription, you’ll be able to check the news from any device. You’ll even have the chance to read the news on your…

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    Christmas lights shine on in Antioch — even after end of lights competition

    City of Franklin kicked off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony on the public square. Shelley Mays/The Tennessean The fact that Metro Beautification discontinued its annual Holiday Lights competition has not dimmed Kevin Williams’ enthusiasm for decorating. Williams, who won his district in the lights competition three years in a row, is back at it and just as fired up as ever this Christmas season — official contest or not. Williams, a 20-year-old college student, says he takes his inspiration from his grandpa and uncle who used to decorate for Christmas when he was a "little fella" too small to get up on the roof with them. And…

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    Patrick Brown Antioch – Age 53, passed away November 8, 2017. Survived by wife, Nishani Brown; daughters, Imani Darden & Brittany Brown; grand-daughter, Raleigh Dillon; parents, George & Doris Brown; siblings, Margaret Brown (James); Julia Brown & Barbara Brown (Robert); grandmother, Mittie Bagley a host of other relatives & friends. Visitation Thursday November 16, 2017, 9:30-11:30 with funeral to follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 2261 Murfreesboro Rd. Antioch, Tn. Bishop Joseph Walker, Officiating. Terrell Broady Funeral Home, 615-244-4755 Listen to Obituary Source Article

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    Krispy Kreme truck burglarized in Antioch neighborhood

    Police responded to the neighborhood around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. (WSMV) NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Police are investigating after a Krispy Kreme truck was burglarized in an Antioch neighborhood Thursday morning. Officers initially responded when neighbors called and reported gunshots were fired on Baby Ruth Lane around 4:30 a.m. When police arrived, they learned that a Krispy Kreme truck had been broken into. One of the residents said they saw someone throwing doughnuts onto the street. The driver reportedly lives in the area where the incident happened. Police said they did not find any evidence of shots being fired. They are still working to determine if the incidents are related. No…