Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight…

BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight… “Nothing matters much and very little matters at all”* is what applies currently in view of tomorrrow’s cucial vote at the Mother of all Parliaments with the BREXIT vote. We eagerly await...
October 18th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

ICC’s Centennial in Athens’ Zappeion Mansion

ICC’s Centennial in Athens’ Zappeion Mansion
Petros Doukas, president ICC Hellas at the podium delivering his welcome speech; picture credits Regina J. Faraclas ICC’s Centennial in Athens’ Zappeion Mansion “The Next Century of Global Business” is the theme of ICC Centenary Celebration – Europe at a full house in one of Greece and Planet...
October 9th, 2019 | Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Organisations | Read More

BDI falls below 2,000!!!!!

BDI falls below 2,000!!!!!
The Baltic Exchange BDI falls below 2,000!!!!! The (Baltic Dry Index) fell 90 points and now reads 1,963 points amid dramas in Politics and Geopolitics all over Planet Ocean. More news in tonight’s Market and Geopolitics recap by John Faraclas; watch this space!
September 26th, 2019 | Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue…

Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue…
John Faraclas Falling Dry Markets and rising Wets an issue… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 28 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,283. Geopolitics messy and perplexed as ever. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was down 82 points and now reads 4,456… The Panamaxes BPI lost a...
September 17th, 2019 | Banking, Breaking News, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Takis

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Takis
. With deep sadness we announce the passing of Takis It is to our deep regret to learn that Takis the iconic man of arts and in particular of sculpture,  coupled with physics and Cosmos begins his journey to Sea of Eternity. The communique for the Takis Foundation reads: “It is with deep sadness...
August 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Breaking News, News, Obituaries, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Another tanker is arrested by Iran

Another tanker is arrested by Iran
the …”dire” Straits of Hormuz.. Another tanker is arrested by Iran Following the seizure of Stena Imperio – still under arrest and the  Mesdar – released, another tanker was arrested a few hours ago in the Persian Gulf area with the Iranian accusing her for smuggling fuel. Will...
August 4th, 2019 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Seizures, Tankers | Read More

Boris Johnson wins Tory contest but can he make or break…

Boris Johnson wins Tory contest but can he make or break…
Boris Johnson wins Tory contest but can he make or break… Boris Johnson won few mins ago the Conservative leadership contest to replace Mrs. Theresa May at Ten Dowing Street, but can we make or break, meaning can he offer the best deal for the well being of the people in the United Kingdom? Wonder...
July 23rd, 2019 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

A 5.1R earthquake shakes the plain of Athens

A 5.1R earthquake shakes the plain of Athens
A view of the west part of the plain of Athens A 5.1R earthquake shakes the plain of Athens An strong earthquake shook the plain of Athens having its epicentre 22km (14m) north west of Athens at 12:20 BST (14:20 local time), possible in the same place with the very strong earthquake in 1999 at 6.1 of...
July 19th, 2019 | Breaking News, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons | Read More

Mitsotakis topples Tsipras with an overwhelming majority

Mitsotakis topples Tsipras with an overwhelming majority
Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks under the Parthenon Mitsotakis topples Tsipras with an overwhelming majority Kyriakos Mitsotakis topples Alexis Trsipras with an overwhelming majority; end of the story! Centre-Right party Nea Demokratia headed by Kyriakos Mitsotakis  ridiculed the slogan “First time Left”...
July 7th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?
John Faraclas The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 12 points and now stands at 38; a good start for the market’s resurrection… Geopolitics still might produce upheavals in all fronts… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up...
April 15th, 2019 | Breaking News, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: …an extension to ride… Just after midnight we learned that the EU27 granted UK a compromised six months flexible extension until the end of October 2019… There were some French “second thoughts” but unanimity was there… Let’s...
April 11th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BREXIT: Twist and Shout

BREXIT: Twist and Shout
.. BREXIT: Twist and Shout The romantics will definitely sing the Beatles song “Twist and Shout” – just read and paraphrase the lyrics and you will see what I mean. The hard “…rockers” will simply wonder by saying: “Who’s calling a fast one on the United Kingdom, eh?” Whatever, it is...
March 12th, 2019 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…
In response to BBC’s website article dated 24th of February “Greece’s invisible minority – the Macedonias Slavs”, viewers can find herebelow the Greek Ambassador’s appropriate reply:              25 February 2019 Mr Stephen Mulvey Assistant...
February 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Headlines, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

Live from Berlinale 2019: Greek representation and shipping values

Live from Berlinale 2019: Greek representation and shipping values
Eva Marda Live from Berlinale 2019: Greek representation and shipping values by Eva Marda Colours. Lights. Red bears. Pretzels. Beers at Alexanderplatz. Packed cinema theatres. We are in Berlin for the annual German film festival, Berlinale. The 69th Berlin International Film Festival which takes...
February 15th, 2019 | Breaking News, Education and Training, Events, Exhibitions, Film Industry, People and Places | Read More

Greek Travel Awards – Winner, Best Boutique Hotel

Greek Travel Awards – Winner, Best Boutique Hotel
Maria Mavroudi and Carolina Alkalai holding the first, Gold, Prize Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel has received a new distinction, the Golden Award in the category of “Best Boutique Hotel” at the Greek Travel Awards 2019, for its unique service of authentic Greek hospitality offered to travelers. In...
February 14th, 2019 | Awards, Breaking News, Events, Story of the Year, Tourism | Read More

Kallichoron receives the Best Boutique Hotel Award in the famous “Nobel” Golden Hall in Stockholm…

Kallichoron receives the Best Boutique Hotel Award in the famous “Nobel” Golden Hall in Stockholm…
Maria Mavroudi and Carolina Alkalai; a drink for Kallichoron’s success “Kallichoron receives the Best Boutique Hotel Award in the famous “Nobel” Golden Hall in Stockholm for turning hotel accommodation into a unique experience!” Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel received the Best...
February 14th, 2019 | Awards, Breaking News, Food and Drink, Holidays, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) 11 points losses were considerably marginal given that yesterday the losses were almost double – 21 points down. Geopolitical uncertainties with the BREXIT taking more twists and turns. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
December 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Has George A. Papandreou learned his lesson yet?

Has George A. Papandreou learned his lesson yet?
A full house …awaiting George A. Papandreou As you read these lines, George A. Papandreou …aka GAP, is talking to Prof. Kevin Featherstone  – director of the Hellenic Observatory at the LSE –  a full house must admit, downstairs at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre in the New Academic Building...
November 19th, 2018 | Breaking News, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector By James Brewer Greece has confirmed that it wants to establish six new home-ports for cruise ships as part of its drive to expand the thriving tourism industry. Tourism minister Elena Kountoura said it was...
November 5th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Story of the Day, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@1,557; The fall continues as WWIII is ante portas for all in a multiple of ways…

The BDI@1,557; The fall continues as WWIII is ante portas for all in a multiple of ways…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today amid a continued deterioration of the Geopolitical balance. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  was down 60 points at 2,672… The Panamaxes’ BPI  lost 31 points and now reads 1,540. The Supras’ and...
September 3rd, 2018 | Breaking News, European Union, Fashion, Immigration, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Another wildfire in Greece

Another wildfire in Greece
A …deformed sun set given the effect of the wildfires… Following the wildfires nearly three weeks ago  (23/7) in Greece’s Attica region– Mati, Kineta, Rafina, Kato Voutzas and Little Red Port which claimed the lives of 94 people, many injured and still a dozen missing, another major...
August 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Environment | Read More

Breaking News: Wildfires – Greek Alternate Minister Nikos Toskas resigns

Breaking News: Wildfires – Greek Alternate Minister Nikos Toskas resigns
A burnt down house – picture by Regina Faraclas Blaze and Blame continues – the first resignation; Nikos Toskas a retired rmy general and Citizens Protection alternate minister resigned following the wildfires and the end of the state of emergency declared last week. Let’s see how many will...
August 3rd, 2018 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece: Wildfire inferno in Attica claims 50 dead and 160 injured…

Greece: Wildfire inferno in Attica claims 50 dead and 160 injured…
Fire Smog covers the plain of Athens Further to our late report last night, despicable on all counts developments on what Attica, Greece, Europe, the entire Planet Ocean witnessed from yesterdays and all night long inferno! Time to ensure things like this NEVER ever happen again and above all time to...
July 24th, 2018 | Breaking News, Story of the Month | Read More

Wildfires in Attica, Greece

Wildfires in Attica, Greece
Fire Smog covers the plain of Athens As you read these lines, there are over 500 burned down house and 200 destroyed cars only in Rafina, north east of Attica, Athens. The destruction according to the Mayor of the town of Rafina Vangelis Bournous is despicable. At the port of Rafina, crafts from the...
July 23rd, 2018 | Breaking News | Read More

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners
Esben Poulsson The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into...
May 21st, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More