Infant's death in Tyrnavos attributed to respiratory infection

A forensic examination of the body of a 4-month-old baby which died on February 21 in the town of Tyrnavos, central Greece, attributed the infant's death to a respiratory infection, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported.
Coroners ran tests on tissue samples and blood samples were sent to the National Meningitis Center to determine the cause of death.

Mild quake hits central Greece

An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale shook the region of Tyrnavos, in central Greece, at 7.45 a.m. on Wednesday, according to reports.

The tremor's epicenter was located 25 kilometers northwest of Larissa, with assessments giving it a focal depth of 5 kilometers, according to the same reports.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

Farmers gun their engines, threatening major protests

Farmers from Tyrnavos and Elassona in central Greece are seen driving their tractors along the stretch of national highway connecting Larissa and Kozani on Monday. Unions representing farmers are to decide this week on how to ratchet up their protests against increases in taxes, gas prices and social security contributions.

Aid for flood-hit Greek regions OK'd

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis has signed off on financial aid for regions hardest hit by the recent rainstorms and floods.

The aim is to repair infrastructure damage in the regions of Skydra in the north, Preveza in the northwest, the island of Cephalonia, and Tyrnavos in central Greece.

The funding will be released gradually depending on the progress of each project.

Greece ‘phallic celebrations’ vs. Japan’s ‘penis parade’ (warning phallic images!)

The penis is a symbol of fertility in many cultures. Many people in Greece have heard of, or even visited the unique ‘phallic’ custom called ‘Bourani’ in the region of Tyrnavos near the city of Larissa in central Greece.