Thursday, September 28, 2006

Mama Africa here I come!

OK after so many years I'm going back to the motherland! This time it's Niamey in Niger for the Energy-Poverty Workshop (see Sept. 11th's post).

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

His Majesty - Nick Cave

Once again, a fu**ing amazing performance, last night at Lycabettus theatre in Athens.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Opening Nights 2006 - Tribute to the History of American Queer Cinema

The always amazing John Waters

Last night we went to the opening film of the Queer Cinema tribute, that takes place during this year's Athens International Film Festival. I was happy to see the theatre full. The Queer section has the greatest number of films during the festival this year, WOW, this is really a first for Greece! So, we watched "Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema", quite interesting but a bit tedious at times. However, there are many more films I'm looking forward to the next few days like "The times of Harvey Milk", "Shortbus" etc. So don't miss out!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Number of the Beast

This blog has had 666 profile views until today!


Monday, September 18, 2006

Post-wedding weekend-autumn-birthday morning blues

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cold War Kids

Hang Me Up To Dry Video - Don't miss CWK's first full length album "Robbers & Cowards", due for release Oct. 10th, 2006.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Not so permafrost anymore

CH4 bubbles in lake ice - early autumn (Credit: Katey Walter, Nature)
More weight is added to the idea that the process of global warming will itself accelerate further warming. A study published in the Sept. 7 issue of Nature, reports that large quantities of methane (CH4), a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent, though shorter lived, than carbon dioxide (CO2), trapped in thawing permafrost (yedoma - frozen tundric dust, deposited during the last glacial age that ended 15000 years ago) from Siberian lakes are being released into the atmosphere at a frightening rate, warming the climate even more, thus getting stuck in this positive feedback loop.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Powering Africa out of Poverty

( image from UNDP)
The countries involved in IE4Sahel are the 9 members of CILSS
Not much blogging for me lately. The reason is I have been working A LOT in view of the upcoming International Workshop on Energy Policies for Poverty Reduction in the Sahel (October 2-6, 2006, Niamey - Niger) as part of the IE4Sahel energy project. It's probably the most challenging stuff I have ever come across and the truth is it's really hard, since we are dealing with some of the poorest countries in the world. However, the consortium is going to do it's best to help the regional centre Aghryment in terms of capacity building and training for renewable energies, planning and policies. More news and official schedules coming up soon.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Athens' little treasures

I was walking past Art Rat early this morning. It's one of the various small record stores in the centre still remaining faithfull to vinyl like Art Nouveau, Vinyl Microstore etc. The Rat sells mostly underground music from the 60's-90's, on Z. Pigis 48. I just love these places, they have a very homey feeling and "transport" me to London or NYC...

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bush on Global Warming

I’d choose Will Farrell over George Bush for president at any given moment. Wouldn’t you?

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Lazy Sunday afternoon...

Rita seems to be adjusting well to the change of a new apartment, and I'm really happy cause I was a bit worried about, super-lazy under the bedroom window.


Friday, September 01, 2006

Eat souvlaki Dreamteam!

Greece reigns 101-95 over the USA, in FIBA's World Championship semi-final!