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    A second application for bail by Cypriot-Australian journalist, Haris Nikolaidis, is scheduled to be heard today by a Thai court.
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    Forty-three years after being written in Greek, the doctoral thesis of the Australian Archbishop, Stylianos, has now been translated and published in English. A presentation of the English version took place at a Greek church in Melbourne, in the presence of officials and many Greek-Australians.

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    The Greek ambassador in Washington, Alexandros Mallias, yesterday met with the new Undersecretary for Political Affairs, William Burns.
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    With instructions from the Parliamentary Speaker Dimitris Sioufas, the secretary-general of parliament, Nikos Stefanou, accompanied by other officials, visited Cyprus for meetings with their Cypriot counterparts on September 8 and 9.
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    A disagreement between the two major parties, governing New Democracy and main opposition PASOK, is dashing hopes that the Diaspora vote will be ratified within 2008. The September 9th disagreement broke out during a meeting at the Greek Foreign Ministry chaired by foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis.
Sep 11 2008
Greek “flavors” in Washington
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In the presence of the Greek ambassador to the US, Alexandros Mallias, a 15 day Modern Greek culinary festival was inaugurated at Zaytinya restaurant in Washington, famous for its Mediterranean cuisine. The American public warmly welcomed the creative contemporary cooking techniques of Athens Master Chef, Christoforos Peskias and enjoyed eclectic Greek wines in a wonderful atmosphere in the heart of the US city. The reaturant’s culinary festival will run until Spetember 22nd.
Chef Christoforos Peskias of 48 The Restaurant, to Washington DC for the Greek Modern Festival September 8-22
During Zaytinya's two week festival, Chef Peskias, along with his pastry chef Theodoros Moisides, will partner with Jose Andres' team led by Chef Mike Isabella to create exciting menu items showcasing the best in Modern Greek fare. Special additions to Zaytinya’s menu will be available during lunch and dinner and range in price from $8 to $14.
Guests can also sample exciting cocktails (priced at $10) based on 48 The Restaurant’s recipes. The Chios Martini features skinos, an unusual liqueur flavored with mastic, blended with sake and gin. Santorini’s Lava is a traditional bloody mary with Greek accent thanks to the introduction of ouzo.
The restaurant also highlights the great wines of Greece during this festival. A special flight will be offered for $25 and will include Evharis Eva Sparkling Moschofilero, Hatzidakis Assyrtiko Santorini 2007 (white), Dalamara Xinomavro Naoussa 2002 (red) and Samos Muscat of Samos Vin Doux.
About Chef Peskias
Chef Peskias trained with master chefs including Joel Robuchon, Ferran Adrià and Charlie Trotter, and is among the handful credited with changing the dining scene of Athens, Greece. Peskias has received international acclaim for his work and has been recognized by American publications such as Food & Wine magazine. 48 The Restaurant has been named as one of top 100 restaurants of the world by Restaurant magazine.
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