Jennifer Lopez’ concert in Cyprus cancelled!

From Hellenic Antidote: “Well done to the Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA), whose campaign against the proposed visit of the American showbiz personality Jennifer Lopez to Turkish-occupied Cyprus to open a Las Vegas style hotel/casino near Kyrenia, has received a great deal of publicity and…”

U2 – Party Girl

Unforgettable Fire

U2 360 Tour kicks off loud and high

Not even one day has passed since last night’s concert and YouTube is already featuring the first videos from the tour. U2 are big, loud and kicking as always!

iPhone 3Gs in Cyprus – 999 euros

Are these guys for real? 999 euros for a phone? (Look at www.technica.com.cy). I mean come on! It is just a phone at the end of the day and I don’t think it is worth spending 999 euros at 16GB, when it sells much much cheaper abroad (on contract).

Some people do take an advantage of the whole hype and make some big bucks (euros).

mastihashop

The idea behind mastihashop is to bring to the public a wide range of goods having as their base ingredient the mastiha of Chios.

From Wikipedia: “Mastichato Chio (Greek: Μαστιχάτο Χίου; Μαστιχά λικέρ; Ούζο Μαστίχας) also known as Chios Masticha, (mastika, mastichat, mastikha, mastiha) and Masticha Ouzo is a Greek smooth mastic-flavored liqueur made out of resin, the Greek brandy based liqueur is native to the Aegean Island Chios, which is widely known for its Tears of Chios Trees. The drink is consumed throughout Greece and it is a related drink to Tsipouro, Tsikoudia (Raki) and Ouzo.”

At the mastihashop you can find bakery goods, gourmet  goods, as well as beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products; all using mastiha.

So next time you are in Greece and you see a mastiha shop you will know what it is all about.

Bono talks about upcoming tour

Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

From BBC News: “Stars and fans pay tribute to Michael Jackson following his sudden death, amid concerns over the singer’s use of pain medication.”

Sony DVD Handycam

One thing I don’t like about my Handycam is that you cannot edit scenes directly on the dvd you are recording on. This means that you need to finalize your dvd and then edit it with a software such as ImageMixer, later on; which to be honest is a bit stupid.

I am now downloading an update for Imagemixer, which I think will allow me to directly edit on the recording disc. Update coming soon.

Update: It did not work. I still have to finalize the dvds and only then will I be able to copy the files on my computer. Supposedly I could do it before finalization of the dvds but Imagemixer kept crashing.

Acropolis Musem is now open

From the The Times: “Chaps, it looks as if we’re running out of arguments. In the long-running dispute over who should have the Elgin Marbles — the exquisite frieze sawn off the Parthenon between 1801 and 1805, and currently housed in the British Museum — the Greeks may have just played the winning card.

Yesterday, Athens saw the official opening of the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum, almost within touching distance of the monument itself.”

For more information on the museum visit http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/.

Nescafe coffee recipes

It’s summer and we all like our coffee cold (if you like coffee that is). For this, there are some recipes on the Nescafe website to give you some ideas how to have your coffee.

Worth trying out are the recipes for Greek Frappe, the well established cold coffee drink for Greeks, as well as the Jamaican Coffee, which includes some rum in it.

StreamTorrent – streaming tv

According to the StreamTorrent user group “StreamTorrent is a free tool for streaming to unlimited users with serverless peer to peer technology.”

The program is very easy to install and quite small in size. I have so far found a lot of news channels being broadcasted via StreamTorrent, as well as the Greek Mega channel.

U2 live – Miss Sarajevo LIVE Milan

U2 live – With or Without you

Need to say more? For me, one of the best bands ever!

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