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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 26 May 2018
22 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 26 MAY 2018 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Popular UK drama The Durrells returns to Corfu The Ionian island will once again become host to the show for a fourth season with filming due to commence in June Popular among viewers and critics alike, it's not entirely surprising a fourth series of The Durrells has been commissioned by British broadcaster ITV. "We couldn't be more delighted to be making more of The Durrells with our exceptional team and on the magical island of Corfu – it is a dream come true," said executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle, the founder of production company Sid Gentle Films. The popular UK comedydrama is based on a trilogy of books written by conservationist and animal lover Gerald Durrell about his childhood experiences of moving to the Greek island of Corfu with his family in the 1930s. The series follows Louisa Durrell, played by Keeley Hawes who is set to return for the fourth season, and her four children who move to Greece from Bournemouth, England following the loss of her husband, and increased economic hardship. The show delves into each of their experiences on the island, where they are faced with adjusting to a new home and culture. The new round of six episodes was written by BAFTA-winning author Simon Nye and will be filmed in Corfu, starting in June. The series will also see Greek actor Alexis Georgoulis back on screen as taxi driver, and Louisa's love interest, Spiros. The new episodes of The Durrells will air in 2019. Harry Klynn (né Vassilis Triantafyllidis). Greek comedian Harry Klynn dies, aged 78 Harry Klynn (né Vassilis Triantafyllidis) passed away in his native city of Thessaloniki Popular Greek comedian, Harry Klynn (né Vassilis Triantafyllidis), has died at age 78. Born in 1940 to Pontic Greek refugees in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, he experienced poverty during his childhood before embarking on an exciting career that saw him make a name for himself in Greece and abroad. A scene from TV show The Durrells. Outstanding wages could see Loutraki Casino shut down The Greek casino reportedly owes its employees two-and-a-half months of pay Loutraki Casino has come under fire over its failure to pay employees on time, and could face closure as a result. According to Kathimer- ini's sources, two-anda-half months’ worth of salaries are owed to its workers. New laws voted in earlier this year stipulate that if salaries are not paid to employees within 30 days, the casino could face having its operating licence suspended for a couple of months at least. If this occurs up to three times, the licence could be revoked permanently. The casino, located west of Athens, was inspected by the Labor Inspection Squad, which forwarded its findings to gaming regulator EEEP. The case is expected to be discussed at the regulator's next meeting, which will eventually decide on the outcome of the case. Loutraki Casino is not the only one under watch over owing employees money; according to sources, casinos across Greece in Rio, Corfu, and Syros will also be invited to the upcoming hearing. Klynn studied acting and started out on G Oikonomidis' Talents Night in 1958 before moving to the Greek capital, where he went on to establish himself as one of the city's favourite acts. The 60s saw him enter the film industry and also made his debut in theatre at Akropol and Hatzichristos Theatres. Klynn eventually made a move abroad to live in the United States and Canada for some 10 years, where he worked as a writer and stand-up comedian. In 1974 he returned to Greece, and shot to fame in the 1980s and 90s. In Athens he put on a series of shows, released records that made their way to the top of the charts, and featured in films that were box office hits. The comedian came face to face with tragedy in 2016, with the passing of his eldest child, filmmaker Nicholas Triantafyllidis. Klynn's health had been deteriorating, and he was experiencing breathing problems. On Sunday evening he experienced a seizure at his home in Thessaloniki, and was rushed to hospital where he passed away on Monday, two weeks after his 78th birthday. Greek village of Texan teen gunman’s father expresses shock over incident President of Karditsa’s Magoulitsa, Costas Spanos, said residents of the small village familiar with the Pagourtzis family have been left ‘lost for words’ Following the devastating news of yet another school shooting in the United States, residents of Magoulitsa in Karditsa, Greece have been left shocked to discover one of their own was the perpetrator. "We're lost for words. We did not expect this," president of the Magoulitsa community, Costas Spanos told Reuters. "We're in shock. We're a small community and this makes us look very bad." Armed with a shotgun and handgun, Greek American Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened Loutraki Casino. PHOTO: BOOKING.COM fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday 20 May, the 17-year-old killing nine students and a teacher. His father, Antonios Pagourtzis, settled in the US from Greece in his 20s, and continues to visit his hometown of Magoulitsa annually. A small village with a population of just over 500, the family was well-known among locals; according to one resident, who requested to remain anonymous, the Pagourtzis family are known to be "peaceable people, focused on work, business-minded", adding known amongst residents as quiet, and "showed good upbringing", a long-time local said. "I saw them around. They were good people." The weapons used by Dimitrios are believed to have been legally purchased by his father. Dimitrios Pagourtzis. PHOTO: EITMEDIA.MX that Antonios "never caused trouble". While Dimitrios did not visit the village as frequently as his father, he was The teen was denied bail after being charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a public servant. The mass shooting is considered to be the fourthdeadliest to be carried out at a US school, and is the 22nd school shooting in 2018.
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