Greece has many islands, with estimates ranging from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000, depending on the minimum size to take into account. The number of inhabited islands is variously cited as between 166 and 227; the largest Greek island by area is Crete, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea. The second largest island is Euboea, separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide Euripus Strait, is administered as part of the Central Greece region. After the third and fourth largest Greek Islands and Rhodes, the rest of the islands are two-thirds of the area of Rhodes, or smaller; the Greek islands are traditionally grouped into the following clusters: the Argo-Saronic Islands in the Saronic gulf near Athens. Crete with its surrounding islets and Euboea are traditionally excluded from this grouping; this article excludes the Peloponnese, which has technically been an island since the construction of the Corinth Canal in 1893, but is considered to be an island. The following are the largest Greek islands listed by surface area.
The table includes all islands of over 37 square miles. This list includes islands that may have been inhabited in the past but are now uninhabited: 164 total islands of which 26 are inhabited. Samothraki Thasos Cyclades comprise around 220 islands and islets. For a complete list, with coordinates, see This is a list of islands and rocks that surround the island of Crete. Spetses Hydra Siros Paros Kea Aigina Agistri Serifos Pera Island Marathi Island List of Aegean Islands List of islands List of islands in the Mediterranean Greek Islands travel guide from Wikivoyage
Hannah Benka-Coker, MBE, née Luke was an educator from Sierra Leone. She is one of the founders of the Freetown Secondary School for Girls, established in 1926. Born Hannah Luke in British Sierra Leone, she was educated at the Portway Institute in England, she organized a group of close family members and friends to plan a school that would offer a comprehensive, world-class education program for girls. One of her friends was Maisie Osora, the British wife of a Sierra Leonean clergyman, a teacher at the Annie Walsh Memorial School. On 20 January 1926, the Freetown Secondary School for Girls opened at Garrison and Gloucester Streets with a student body of twenty girls. Osora was principal and Benka-Coker was as vice-principal; the Freetown School for Girls was the only school that had classes from Kindergarten through Secondary School. Hannah became the school principal. During her tenure she accepted students from all over West Africa regardless of tribe; the school moved to Tower Hill in Freetown and became a boarding school.
Students flocked from The Gold Coast and Nigeria. In 1944, Benka-Coker was awarded an MBE for her services to education, she became Hannah Benka-Coker. She died in June 1952, aged 49, her contributions to the education of girls and women were lauded in Sierra Leone and internationally. Benka-Coker has since had a statue erected in her honour. Women in Sierra Leone Index of Sierra Leone-related articles George Beresford-Stooke Annie Walsh Memorial School
John Sepulvado was a U. S. public radio journalist and is former host of the California Morning Report on KQED. He was the first journalist subpoenaed by the Trump administration. Sepulvado covered the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the 2017 Las Vegas shooting for NPR, he reported for CNN, where he was part of the team that won a Peabody Award for reporting on the BP oil disaster. He was part of an investigative team that won an Edward R. Murrow Award for reporting on the California drought in 2017, he won an Online Journalism Award for leading breaking news reporting of the Bundy standoff for Oregon Public Broadcasting. On February 16, 2017, Sepulvado received a subpoena from federal prosecutors to testify about an interview he conducted with Ryan Bundy, one of the leaders of the group that occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; when Sepulvado was asked to voluntarily testify under the Obama Administration in 2016, the Justice Department did not issue a subpoena that would force him to comply.
But under the Trump Administration, one week after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in, Sessions approved a subpoena for Sepulvado, who subsequently filed a motion to fight the order in federal court. Sepulvado argued that complying with the court order would “chill future sources nonconfidential ones” for himself and other Oregon Public Broadcasting reporters. On February 24, 2017, a federal judge ruled in Sepulvado’s favor against the Justice Department and quashed the subpoena. Sepulvado broke stories on multiple key details on the rallies organized by alt-right and white nationalist groups throughout the Bay Area in 2017, including in-depth coverage of Identity Evropa founder Nathan Damigo, a co-organizer of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. In 2011, he covered the London Riot for CNN and broke the news that the violent riots in and around the Tottenham area of London were stoked by crime bosses that directed drug dealers to loot local businesses.
He reported on the violent Belfast City Hall flag protests in 2013, when Protestant rioters attacked Catholics after the Belfast City Council voted to limit the days it flew the Union Flag. Sepulvado covered the prison riots in Northern Ireland organized by jailed provisional Irish Republican Army members in 2011 for the German news outlet Deutsche Welle. On January 29, 2019, Sepulvado announced on Twitter; the next day, he told Politico that he had signed a deal with Turner Broadcasting to produce podcasts, would be doing humanitarian work along the United States-Mexico border. It was announced on the California report on February 8, 2019 that Sepulvado had "moved on." It's unclear. Sepulvado is of Irish and Mexican descent, his great-great-grandfather was governor of the Mexican Republic departamento of California and secessionist Juan Bautista Alvarado. Sepulvado grew up in Lemon Grove in eastern San Diego County, spent his high school years in foster care. After dropping out of high school, Sepulvado traveled the United States.
He attended Florida A&M University on a journalism scholarship. Sepulvado has two children, he is a recovering drug addict who speaks about his experience treating addiction. Beyond journalism, Sepulvado worked at the record label Kill Rock Stars and helped found XRAY.fm, a Low-power FM community radio station in Portland, Oregon