Odysseus Elytis was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Descendant of the Alepoudelis, an old olive oil industrial family from Lesbos, Elytis was born in Heraklion on the island of Crete, on 2 November 1911, his family moved to Athens, where the poet graduated from high school and attended courses as an auditor at the law school at University of Athens. In 1935 Elytis published his first poem in the journal New Letters at the prompting of such friends as George Seferis, his entry with a distinctively earthy and original form assisted to inaugurate a new era in Greek poetry and its subsequent reform after the Second World War. From 1969 to 1972, under the Greek military junta of 1967–1974, Elytis exiled himself to Paris, he was romantically linked to the lyricist and musicologist Mariannina Kriezi, who subsequently produced and hosted the legendary children's radio broadcast "Here Lilliput Land". Elytis was intensely private and vehemently solitary in pursuing his ideals of poetic truth and experience.
In 1937 he served his military requirements. As an army cadet, he joined the National Military School in Corfu, he assisted Queen Frederika off the train and on to Greek soil when she arrived from Germany to marry hereditary Prince Paul. During the war he was appointed Second Lieutenant, placed at the 1st Army Corps Headquarters transferred to the 24th Regiment, on the first-line of the battlefields. Elytis was sporadically publishing poetry and essays after his initial foray into the literary world, he was a member of the Association of Greek Art Critics, AICA-Hellas, International Association of Art Critics. He was twice Programme Director of the Greek National Radio Foundation, Member of the Greek National Theatre's Administrative Council, President of the Administrative Council of the Greek Radio and Television as well as Member of the Consultative Committee of the Greek National Tourists' Organisation on the Athens Festival. In 1960 he was awarded the First State Poetry Prize, in 1965 the Order of the Phoenix and in 1975 he was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa in the Faculty of Philosophy at Thessaloniki University and received the Honorary Citizenship of the Town of Mytilene.
In 1948–1952 and 1969–1972 he lived in Paris. There, he audited philology and literature seminars at the Sorbonne and was well received by the pioneers of the world's avant-garde as Tériade's most respected friend. Teriade was in Paris publishing works with all the renowned artists and philosophers of the time. Elytis and Teriade had formed a strong friendship that solidified in 1939 with the publication of Elytis first book of poetry entitled "Orientations". Both Elytis and Teriade had a mutual love of the Greek painter Theophilos. Starting from Paris he travelled and subsequently visited Switzerland, England and Spain. In 1948 he was the representative of Greece at the International Meetings of Geneva, in 1949 at the Founding Congress of the International Art Critics Union in Paris and in 1962 at the Incontro Romano della Cultura in Rome. In 1961, upon an invitation of the State Department, he traveled through the U. S. A.. Odysseus Elytis had been completing plans to travel overseas when he died of a heart attack in Athens on 18 March 1996, at the age of 84.
He was survived by his niece Myrsene and his older brother Evangelos, who received a writ of condolence from the mayor of Athens on behalf of the nation at the funeral at the First National Cemetery. Elytis' poetry has marked, through an active presence of over forty years, a broad spectrum of subject matter and stylistic touch with an emphasis on the expression of that, rarefied and passionate, he borrowed certain elements from Ancient Greece and Byzantium but devoted himself to today's Hellenism, of which he attempted—in a certain way based on psychical and sentimental aspects—to reconstruct a modernist mythology for the institutions. His main endeavour was to rid people's conscience from unjustifiable remorses and to complement natural elements through ethical powers, to achieve the highest possible transparency in expression and to succeed in approaching the mystery of light, the metaphysics of the sun of which he was a "worshiper" -idolater by his own definition. A parallel manner concerning technique resulted in introducing the inner architecture, evident in a great many poems of his.
This work due to its setting to music by Mikis Theodorakis as an oratorio, is a revered anthem whose verse is sung by all Greeks for all injustice and for its sheer beauty and musicality of form. Elytis' theoretical and philosophical ideas have been expressed in a series of essays under the title The Open Papers. Besides creating poetry he applied himself to translating poetry and theatre as well as a series of collage pictures. Translations of his poetry have been published as autonomous books, in anthologies or in periodicals in eleven languages. Orientations Sun The First Together With Variations on A Sunbeam An Heroic And Funeral Chant For The Lieutenant Lost In Albania To Axion Esti—It Is Worth
Hope 103.2 is an Easy Listening station in Sydney, transmitting on the FM dial at 103.2 MHz. Founded as 2CBA by the Rev. Vernon Turner, it commenced broadcasting on 5 March 1979 and cemented itself as Australia's first Christian FM radio station, its mission is'Communicating Hope to transform life and culture'. The station provides a mixed format of easy listening and hot adult contemporary music, its programming includes talk show, Open House, which explores life and hope from a Christian perspective. Station programming features competitions, listener interaction, morning devotionals, short Christian spots, as well as broadcasts of church services each Sunday from St. Thomas' North Sydney and St. John's in Parramatta. Sister station Inspire Digital was the first Australian Community Radio station launched on DAB+ in 2010; the radio station relocated from Five Dock to its current studios in Seven Hills and was renamed FM103.2 in 2002, with the tag-line The Heart of Sydney. The station was renamed Heart 103.2 in December 2007, but this was challenged by Macquarie Regional Radioworks who held a generic right to the name Heart.
It was decided to use "Sydney's 1032" as the interim on-air identifier for 2008. On Monday, 15 December 2008 at Midnight the station was renamed as Hope 103.2. Listeners offered their suggestions for a new name for the station and Hope was judged the best and most popular. Hope FM began broadcasting as 2CBA FM 103.2, "all beautiful music" in 1979, whose format was continuous easy listening music, mixed with Christian news and messages. During this period, much of the music played included James Last, Eric Jupp, Richard Clayderman, Klaus Wunderlich, other similar sounding artists. Many of these tracks were not always, but instrumental versions of more popular hits of the 50s 60s 70s, 80s; the station ceased this style of programming during late 1999 in favour of the current format. The format of Hope 103.2 is described as "Contemporary Christian Radio", Christian-infused mainstream light contemporary radio. The program format is designed to reach out to the wider community as well as the Christian community.
This is achieved with "family friendly" and accessible music with a positive or relational message, whether performed by Christian or non-Christian artists and regardless of whether or not the music is intentionally carrying a Christian message. Hope 103.2 broadcasts FRESH with David Esquen on Saturday nights, alongside overnight music, other helpful programs such as Time with God with John North, Focus on the Family and more. Now on hiatus Open House was on-air from 7 to 10 Sunday evenings, is a live talk show exploring life and culture from a Christian perspective. From April 2006 to March 2011, the show was hosted by Sheridan Voysey. From April 2011 until December 2013, Open House was hosted by TV and Radio Broadcaster Leigh Hatcher; the 2014 host of Open House was Dwyane Jeffries. The most recent host was Stephen O'Doherty. Christmas Hope is an online music website produced by Hope Media Ltd.. The station runs online from November through to January. In November 2010, Hope Media commenced broadcasting of Inspire Digital on Sydney DAB+ Radio.
Inspire Digital is Australia's first Christian Digital Radio Station, providing Christian Music and teaching. Discontinued. Prior to the Nine Radio rebrand from Macquarie Radio Network in 2020, Hope 103.2 broadcast the live simulcasts of Sydney's leading news service, Nine News, airing every night except Saturdays, at 6:00 pm. This commenced in July 2008. Prior to the Nine Network-Macquarie Radio Group merger, Nine News / 9news.com.au were the proud sponsors of ‘'Hope 1032 News'’. Hope 103.2 plays hits from Christian artists such as Francesca Battistelli, Casting Crowns, Third Day, tobyMac, MercyMe, Revive & Charmaine. In addition, Hope plays a wide range of contemporary mainstream music. Phillip Randall CEO of Sonshine FM, Perth, is the CEO of Hope Media Ltd. Dwayne Jeffries is General Manager Ramona Ishac is Group Sales Manager Justin Kendall is Community Relations Manager Lynelle Micati is Finance Manager Stephen Wilkinson is Technical Operations Manager 2CBA is one of Australia's longest established FM radio services, the longest established full-time Christian radio service.
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Armenakis Yekarian was an Armenian fedayee. Yekarian was born in Ottoman Empire, he joined the Armenian national liberation movement through the ranks of the Armenakans in 1888. His early education was at Varagavank monastery. In 1896, during the defense of Van, he obtaining weapons from Persia to organize self-defense in the city, he was imprisoned with 40 of his comrades and released at the end of the conflict. Thereafter, he left the Ottoman Empire, he took refuge in Urmia in Persia. After the deposition of the Sultan by the Young Turk Revolution, he returned to Van in 1908, he joined the Van resistance in 1915. After the Armenian victory, they set up an Armenian provisional government, with Aram Manukian at its head. Armenak Yekarian became the police chief. Aram Manoukian, Armenak Yekarian and others tried to give a national-civil character to the militarized administration. In 1922, he emigrated with his family to Cairo, where he died in 1926, his family moved to Soviet Armenia in 1947. L. Adjemian: Husher Armenak Yekariani, Cairo 1947, Arménak Yekarian, hero of Van