As Giannis Antetokounmpo rises to fame in the US so too does

first_imgGreek name ‘Giannis’ is all the rage in the United States thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo.The 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks forward, dubbed ‘the Greek Freak’, has gone on to become an NBA star and as a result a household name. In fact Giannis is doing so well that he is the current favourite to win this year’s NBA MVP award.So it’s not surprising that everybody wants a piece of Giannis, some even going so far as to name their baby boy after him.READ MORE: Cardi B’s new single mentions Antetokounmpo: I’m a freak like GreekAccording to data released by the US Social Security Administration last month, the name ‘Giannis’ increased in popularity by 135 per cent in 2018 – 662 per cent higher than 2016 – a significant leap given in 2015 fewer than five babies in the US were named Giannis.The Athens-born basketballer first signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Fotis Dulos fronts court with investigations focused on dumpsters and his 48

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek American businessman Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos, is in custody for the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos.On Thursday, authorities refocused their investigation on properties connected to Mr Dulos that are linked to the Fore Group, a custom home building company he owns.He remains at the Bridgebort Correctional Centre as he is unable to post the $500,000 bond.Michelle Troconis, his partner, was released on bail, and also faces charges of tampering with evidence that hindered prosecution in connection with Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.Neighbours say that police conducted an investigation at the $4.8-million home where the couple lived at 61 Sturbridge Hill Road in New Canaan on Wednesday. One neighbour said that metal could be heard banging in the property in the early morning hours of 25 May when Jennifer Dulos was reported missing.READ MORE: Greek American Fotis Dulos and his partner Michelle Troconis accused of murdering Connecticut mum-of-five Jennifer DulosIt is believed that police also focused their search on a metal dumpster located in front of the home. According to arrest warrants Mr Dulos and Ms Troconis were spotted on video dumping garbage bags in more than 30 dumpsters along Albany Avenue in Harford. Bloody clothing and other items were found in the bags with the blood type matching that of Ms Dulos, according to the warrants.The Dulos children range from 8 to 13 years in age and are currently staying with their maternal grandmother Gloria Faber, 85, in New York City. She is also seeking custody.READ MORE: Greek Australian man amongst the victims of the Darwin massacreThe Dulos marriage had broken down and, in the divorce papers, Ms Dulos had accused her husband of infidelity, cruelty and threatening to kidnap their children and take them to Greece.The estranged husband had denied the allegations.last_img read more

Magnitude 41 earthquake shakes central Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Overnight central Greece has been shaken by an earthquake measuring 4.1.The earthquake, which was reportedly felt in parts of Athens, struck at 12.54 am on Thursday in Elateia.The focal depth was 13.6 km with a focal point of 8 km west-southwest of Atalanti according to the Geodynamic Institute at the Athens Observatory, and hit 21 km north of Leivadia, 52 km southeast of Lamia and 100 km north of Athens.So far no injuries or damages have been reported.When it comes to earthquakes, Greece is located in a complex boundary zone between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate, making such events more common than the average.One of the strongest reported earthquakes to take place in Greece happened in 1956 in the Dodecanese, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale and resulting in 53 deaths.last_img read more

Greece has huge backlog of applications for Golden Visas

first_imgThe Greek government is trying to deal with the huge backlog of applications for residence permits for non-European Union citizens eligible for these after investing in at least 250,000 euros in Greek properties.Law firms and estate agents have been delayed due to the application overload by the Decentralised Authorities – regional state agencies above Regional Authorities.“A few weeks ago we had to travel with the buyer of a Vouliagmeni property to Patra [more than 200 km away], where we finally managed to submit the documents and receive the residence permit,” Alexandros Risvas, head of the Risvas & Associates law firm which specializes in residence permits, told Kathimerini Greek daily newspaper.READ MORE: EU warns Greek government re golden visas and citizenshipsThe three central authorities in Attica (Athens, Piraeus and Pallini) have experienced an influx over the 18 months that they cannot deal with. One non-EU investor was told that he had to wait for the next available appointment for a Golden Visa in 2021.The Migration Police Ministry has stepped in by issuing a decision that allows for applications to be tabled with any Decentralised Authority in Greece and not just where the property is located.“The recent ministerial decision has indeed offered us some breathing space, as some investors had already started turning to other EU countries to invest their funds and obtain a residence permit. However, even that solution can only be temporary, as it is obvious that this system will also be overloaded soon,” Risvas says.READ MORE: Greece offers more ‘golden visas’ to foreign investors Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more