Panathinaikos volunteers support

For football lovers all around the world Panathinaikos name is associated with the prestigious Athenian football team and basketball in Europe is imminently connected with Panathinaikos basketball team. A sports club that has raise generations of athletes with international recognition.

But Panathinaikos is much-much more than a sports club is. From its foundations at 1908 Panathinaikos has united Athenian ideals far beyond the physical experiences. The Athenian philosopher Socrates said: “Sound body makes for a sound mind” and Panathinaikos simply practices the teaching.

Since 1908 Panathinaikos club and its members and followers have been part of the Athenian culture and participated in hundreds cultural events all around Greece. Most importantly they were there in times of need. Panathinaikos was there when people were dying from starvation during the Nazi occupation, they were there during the resistance and they were there during the dictatorship with tens of dead, tortured, imprisoned and exiled. And they were there when the hospital for kids with cancer was built and they were there when natural catastrophes hit and they are there this moment with the homeless and needed.

Panathinaikos football club and Panathinaikos basketball club are internationally known but Panathinaikos is not just that. Panathinaikos is hundreds joined parts that cover form gymnastics to classic athletics and from fencing to archery. And all these athletic parts of Panathinaikos are amateur and volunteer. And this moment they need our support. Time to give back some of what the club has done for more than a century.

Signed jerseys from athletes will be auctioned through e-Bay and all the money will go for the support of these volunteer departments of Panathinaikos aiming to support young people in confusing times to keep a “sound body that makes for a sound mind”

Follow the links and participate in the effect:

Για τους έλληνες αναγνώστες δεν χρειάζεται σύσταση για το ποιος είναι ο Παναθηναϊκός. Απλά μια υπενθύμιση της υποχρέωσης μας να βοηθήσουμε τον ερασιτεχνικό αθλητισμό και πολιτισμό και κυρίως όλους αυτούς τους νέους ανθρώπους που πρέπει να κρατήσουν το αξίωμα ότι σώμα καθαρό για να είναι και το πνεύμα καθαρό.

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Αδέρφια μας, Παναθηναϊκοί, όλου του κόσμου…

Πλέον γνωρίζετε ποιοι είμαστε. Διαβάσατε τα άρθρα μας, την κραυγή αγωνίας μας για τον σύλλογο, συμμετείχατε στις καμπάνιες μας και βοηθήσατε τον Σύλλογο, είδατε τα ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΜΑΤΑ που μπορούν να προκύψουν όταν όλοι μας, ανιδιοτελώς, βάλουμε την αγάπη μας για τον Παναθηναϊκό σαν ΠΡΟΤΕΡΑΙΟΤΗΤΑ!

Οι προσπάθειές μας, όμως δεν σταματούν. Τα ερασιτεχνικά τμήματα του Παναθηναϊκού μας έχουν διαρκή ανάγκη για ενίσχυση!

Σε αυτά τα πλαίσια, ΣΗΜΕΡΑ προχωρούμε σε μια νέα προσπάθεια για την ενίσχυση του Ερασιτεχνικού Αθλητισμού, του πιο αγνού και υγιούς κομματιού του Παναθηναϊκού.


Σαφέστατα, ΟΛΑ τα ΕΣΟΔΑ από τις δημοπρασίες, πάντα με διαφάνεια, θα καταλήξουν εκεί ακριβώς που πρέπει, δηλαδή στην Μάνα του Λόχου, στα ερασιτεχνικά τμήματα του Παναθηναϊκού μας – Στους μικρούς, νεαρούς και άσημους αθλητές του Ερασιτέχνη Παναθηναϊκού, σε παιδιά που το αξίζουν, ώστε να έχουν όλα τα εφόδια να αθληθούν και παράλληλα να γίνουν οι….νέοι Δομάζοι, οι νέοι Παπανικολάου, οι νέοι Κοσσόβες, που θα οδηγήσουν τον Σύλλογο Μεγάλο στην κορυφή!

Η «καμπάνια» δημοπρασιών του Pao Abroad, αρχίζει σήμερα 24 Νοεμβρίου 2013 με την δημοπρασία για τις υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Βόλλευ Ανδρών και Γυναικών:

Κάθε εβδομάδα με την λήξη της προηγούμενης δημοπρασίας θα ξεκινά επόμενη!

Σειρά θα έχουν, μετά από μία εβδομάδα οι υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Ράγκμπι (Ιστορική ΠΡΩΤΗ Φανέλα!) και Μπάσκετ Γυναικών και ακολούθως (και τελευταία) την μεθεπόμενη εβδομάδα οι υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Ποδοσφαίρου και Μπάσκετ Ανδρών!

Η διαδικασία είναι πάρα πολύ απλή και θα διεξαχθεί μέσω της πιο διαδεδομένης και αξιόπιστης πλατφόρμας διαδικτυακών δημοπρασιών eBay.
Κάθε δημοπρασία θα διαρκεί μία εβδομάδα.

Οι αρχικές τιμές των υπογεγραμμένων εμφανίσεων είναι:

Βόλλευ Ανδρών: 150€ ($ 200)

Βόλλευ Γυναικών: 150€ ($ 200)

Ράγκμπι (Ιστορική ΠΡΩΤΗ Φανέλα!): 150€ ($ 200)

Μπάσκετ Γυναικών: 150€ ($ 200)

Ποδόσφαιρο: 200€ ($ 270)

Μπάσκετ Ανδρών: 200€ ($ 270)

Όλες οι λεπτομέρειες για την διαδικασία θα δίνονται μέσα από την περιγραφή της κάθε μίας στο eBay. Είναι εύκολα αντιληπτό, ότι λόγω του ότι απευθυνόμαστε σε όλους τους Παναθηναϊκούς, παγκοσμίως, οι περιγραφές των προς πώληση εμφανίσεων θα είναι στην αγγλική γλώσσα.

Για οποιαδήποτε, διευκρίνηση-πληροφορία μπορείτε να επικοινωνείτε (εκτός από τον λογαριασμό στο eBay) και στα εξής:


Σας καλούμε να συμμετάσχετε και σε αυτή τη νέα μας προσπάθεια!

Δεν σας κρύβουμε ότι και εμείς θα θέλαμε να τις αποκτήσουμε όλες και ήδη κάνουμε τις …οικονομίες μας!!!

Τέλος, θέλουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε τον Ερασιτέχνη Παναθηναϊκό και την ΘΥΡΑ 13 καθώς και τις ΠΑΕ και ΚΑΕ Παναθηναϊκός για την βοήθειά τους και σε αυτή μας την προσπάθεια!

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Nelson Mandela has died

South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa’s president says. Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison. He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. In a statement on South African national TV, Jacob Zuma said Mr Mandela had “departed” and was at peace.

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Greek police have arrested the leader of the neo-Nazi party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos

oviGreek police have arrested the leader of the far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, on charges of forming a criminal organisation. Three more Golden Dawn MPs, a leader in an Athens suburb and nine other party members have also been arrested. The arrests come amid anger over the murder on 18 September of anti-racist musician, Pavlos Fyssas. A man held for the stabbing told police he was a Golden Dawn supporter, though the party strongly denies any link.

One of the MPs arrested on Saturday was party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris. Another, Ilias Panayiotaros, told reporters before giving himself up: “Shame on them, the people will lift Golden Dawn higher.” A number of other warrants are believed to have been issued. Golden Dawn has called on its supporters to rally outside the police headquarters in Athens and has vowed to fight back. A text message read: “We call upon everyone to support our moral and just struggle against the corrupt system!”

At last the murderers in their right environment, prison cells. Oddly they are complaining about …their human rights!

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Golden Dawn murders a young musician

Ovi Magazine CoverIt has been prologue for long and here in Ovi magazine we have often talked and warned about these parasite criminals. Golden Dawn troops, the imitation of the Nazi nightmare, have abused and killed a 34 years-old musician.

“A 34-year-old man died in the early hours of Wednesday morning after he was attacked by neo-Nazi and subsequently stabbed in Piraeus. The victim has been named as Pavlos Fyssas, a hip-hopper involved in the antifascist scene.  He was stabbed in the chest outside a café at 60 Panayi Tsaldari Avenue in Amfiali, in the Keratsini district of Piraeus, shortly after midnight by a group of neo-Nazi dressed in black and camouflage uniforms.

“He was taken to Tzanio hospital, where he died shortly afterwards. Before he died, he managed to identify the perpetrator and his accomplices, according to reports.  Fyssas was a hip-hop performer who went by the stage name of Killah P. He was involved in organising concerts against fascism and other social activities in the area where he lived.

“At the time of the attack, he was with his partner and two friends at the cafe. Shortly after midnight, a group of young men wearing black sweatshirts and camouflage trousers confronted the group in the café and a scuffle ensued. Fyssas and his three friends initially managed to escape their attackers, but as they ran down the street, a car blocked their way. The driver got off the car and stabbed the 34 year old at least three times on the footpath. The perpetrator then fled on foot with his accomplices.

Noted that according to witnesses there were policemen around but nobody did anything to stop the murder and if it wasn’t a policewoman who acted and arrested the murderer nobody would have been arrested.

Golden Dawn, this group of criminals and murderers that has enter Greek political life and Greek parliament is not an internal Greek issue but a global problem that must be dealt as it is, a criminal organization that must be stopped NOW!

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Art That Moves & Art That Moves Us

The Ovi team invites you all to be part of David Sparenberg’s video project and participate into CROSSING THE THRESHOLD TOGETHER

This unique video project for a changing planet, CROSSING the THRESHOLD TOGETHER, is about tough love confrontations with real problems and realizable possibilities, bringing creative and spiritual perspectives into focus in a dedicated effort to stimulate dialogue and healing.  While acts of beauty are recognized and invoked, the project is not an aesthetic exercise, much less escapist art.

Our budget goal is $25,000 and budget will pay for complete production work—video shoots, equipment, studio time, travel—plus honorarium for participating artists. The call here goes out to all who are awake, alert and aware to support this effort to awaken, inspire and motivate a greater majority to participate in furthering the democratization of ecological and humanitarian responsibility.

The project will create a series of short videos, numbering 15-20, based on selected compositions from LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTINCTIONS, volumes one & two.  Videos will be of 4-7 minute duration and posted free as a global outreach effort.  Videos will include author voiceovers of compositions, scrolled texts, still images and live footage, traditional and original music and traditional and improvisational dance.  Some videos will be made in both English and Spanish. All videos will be freely distributed as perception changing cultural tools.

Free downloads of LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTICTIONS (the project’s base script book) are available at  Volume one is published from Helsinki, Finland and accessible through the foregoing link; volume two is a work in progress nearing completion, with publication to coincide with this video project.

Video shoots will take place between August and October, 2013 and will explore the environments and eco systems of the Pacific Norwest—Western Washington & the Oregon Coast—and American Southwest—in an around Moab, Utah and Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Each completed video will be posted immediately on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

In this fundraising campaign my friend and I are turning to those who understand the seriousness and urgency of the planetary condition so that through this project we can reach out to those who do not yet grasp the importance of change–most especially we seek to reach out to parents, families and the youth of the world.

CROSSING the THESHOLD TOGETHER is a good project and you are invited to join us and assure its success.  The project is approached in the wisdom of the astronaut who said, “Failure is not an option.” Consider: if only 1,000 persons of the some seven billion of us contributes merely $25 each, we will achieve full budget to fully extend our outreach, contributing to a common future of diversity, dignity, dialogue and democracy.

Here is a text that will provide the theme for one of the projects many eco-culture and educational videos: 


I pray today that there will be peace  That peace will be a lasting breath inside of all living  That peace will be deep breathing  That peace will wing out in every direction traveling through the many colored spirals of time and space

I pray that stones will speak and wind will listen lifting the heavy properties of stone into the warm light of sun  That tall trees will pray from roots of wisdom  That watery darkness will respect tree-prayer  And that Earth—abused elder all around and ailing—will find solace in our new humility and forgive and protect us 

Live Earth has a guardian angel

I pray today that there will be peace  That if I am not gifted enough to add light to light I may be poor enough to add nothing to conflict  That if I am not wise enough to suggest solutions I am foolish enough to treat every stranger as a friend  That as I am not complex enough to be clever I may yet remain simple enough to be honest 

I pray today that there will be peace  Not weak peace which is sallow emaciated cold and compromised  That vanishes quickly at the end of words  That is dreamless groundless and conceived without a home  That peace rather then that dreams in spectrums of senses is multi-dimensional that carries dreams to distant worlds  That stands in bright circles of prayer as in green-fire  That is beautiful and supple as limbs of lovers  That is moved by desire  That is hot with hope 

Better to error on the side of love: Peace forever young

I pray today that there will be peace That the peace of this prayer will have many children

That the children of peace will inherit the Earth 


Artists who have agreed to participate in the CROSSING THE THRESHOLD TOGETHER video project currently include the following:

David Sparenberg, international author of LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTINCTIONS and THE GREEN TROUBADUR SOURCE BOOK; actor & project director

THERERubina, Marcos & David Carmona, CARMONA FLAMENCO, with Guest Artist Ana Montes

The MONKEY PUZZLE ORCHESTRA, a band of world music musicians

Margaret “Magda” Hemmerlin, singer & performance artist

Astrid Allan, photographer & model

John D’Onofrio, nature photographer & Monkey Puzzle musician

Mary Margaret Moore, choreographer, dancer & physical theater actress

Gary Selness, SelnesSongs, musician & audio engineers

special contributions from Bert Monterona, award winning painter & mural artist

THERE IT IS & WE NEED ALL THE SUPPORT WE CAN GET.  Every contribution opens a possibility.  PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.

For project specific comments and questions, please

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Prof. Emanuel L. Paparella’s: Aesthetic Theories of Great Western Philosophers

aesthetic_theoriesProfessor Emanuel L. Paparella – familiar to all the readers of Ovi magazine – is the writer of the book: “Aesthetic Theories of Great Western Philosophers” Ηιs second book with Ovi. In twenty chapters, twenty philosophers study the evolution of art and aesthetics.

Borrowing the author’s words from his prologue: “The students complained that they found the reading hard going. Some of them had never taken a philosophy course before. In an attempt to alleviate their difficulties I decided to attempt a simplification, a sort of Ockam’s razor of several entries and definition of aesthetic theories as outlined in Wertenberg’s anthology.

“I simply eliminated the reading themselves, although I left quite a few quotes from each philosopher or artist and focused rather on simplifying and explaining their theoretical thinking and definitions of Art. In other words, while the inspiration for those notes came directly from the text itself, my function as a commentator was that of simplifying, as best I could, the complex aesthetic theories of the great philosophers of Western Civilization and thus make the students more aware of the rich aesthetic tradition of Western Civilization as expressed philosophically.”

And at least for me he succeeded to his aim 110% and if you think that I exaggerate I challenge you to read the book.

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Professor Ernesto Paolozzi’s “Benedetto Croce: The Philosophy of History and the Duty of Freedom”

CroceOvi presents Professor Ernesto Paolozzi’s new book titled: “Benedetto Croce: The Philosophy of History and the Duty of Freedom.”

Benedetto Croce was an Italian idealist philosopher, and occasionally also politician. He wrote on numerous topics, including philosophy, history, methodology of history writing and aesthetics. He was a prominent liberal, although he opposed laissez-faire free trade, and had considerable influence on other prominent Italian intellectuals including both Marxist Antonio Gramsci and fascist Giovanni Gentile. That according to Wikipedia.

But Benedetto Croce was much much more and this is the much more that is what Professor Ernesto Paolozzi, Professor of History and Philosophy at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples and member of the Italian Commitee for historical studies, introducing us in his book.

Note that the superb translation from Italian is from Dr. Massimo Verdicchio; Professor of Italian at the University of Alberta, Canada and the introduction to the book is written by Professor Emanuel L. Paparella, director of the summer study abroad program for University of Central Florida and Broward College.

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