Aus­tralia me­dia slam clip

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Re­ports that Greece’s na­tional tourism agency (GNTO) had used footage of an Aus­tralian land­mark in its lat­est of­fi­cial cam­paign video have prompted a re­sponse from the coun­try’s me­dia. “The Greeks con­sider them­selves the founders of democ­racy and math­e­mat­ics. Now they’ve taken credit for one of Aus­tralia’s most rec­og­niz­able land­marks, the Twelve Apos­tles,” the Sun­day Morn­ing Her­ald said yes­ter­day. Time­lapse footage by Mel­bourne-based astro-pho­tog­ra­pher Alex Ch­er­ney was used in the “Gods, Myths, He­roes” video with­out per­mis­sion. The pho­tog­ra­pher has claimed that he was com­pen­sated by the or­ga­ni­za­tion only after the ma­te­rial was used. In a state­ment, the GNTO has said that the use of the images was jus­ti­fied be­cause the names of the con­stel­la­tions that ap­pear in the footage “orig­i­nated from Greece.”

Pen­sion fraud.

A 70-year-old man has been ar­rested in Athens fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions he had been col­lect­ing the pen­sion of a dead rel­a­tive for more than a year. The un­named man, who faces fraud charges, is said to have col­lected at least 11,450 euros be­tween Novem­ber 2012 and De­cem­ber 2013 from the dead per­son’s bank ac­count, of which he was a co-ben­e­fi­ciary, from pen­sion pay­ments that con­tin­ued to be cred­ited to the de­ceased woman after he failed to reg­is­ter her death with the au­thor­i­ties.

Gone girl.

A 20-year-old girl who had gone miss­ing from her home in Pa­tra, in the Pelo­pon­nese, for seven months has been found, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal re­ports over the week­end. The par­ents of the girl, who is an Al­ba­nian na­tional, on Satur­day no­ti­fied the au­thor­i­ties that she had re­turned home, re­ports said. It was not clear what had caused the girl to dis­ap­pear.

Boutaris un­dressed.

Yian­nis Boutaris, Thes­sa­loniki’s out­spo­ken mayor, has posed half-naked for a photo shoot in the con­text of an AIDS aware­ness cam­paign. The pic­tures of Boutaris and another 31 pub­lic fig­ures were to be pub­lished yes­ter­day in Adore mag­a­zine, which is pub­lished with the city’s Makedonia news­pa­per. In an in­ter­view with the mag­a­zine, Boutaris said would like to see more peo­ple come to the city for the an­nual Gay Pride pa­rade. “If we could at­tract 50,000 gay peo­ple to Thes­sa­loniki from all over the Balkans, the Mid­dle East and any­where else to man­i­fest their cause, that would be great news for the city,” he said, adding that the city’s an­nual event cur­rently at­tracts be­tween 2,000and 3,000 vis­i­tors.

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