Monday 26 February 2018

In brief: Brothel kit puts spice into sport

A cash-strapped Greek amateur football team has found a new way to pay the bills, with help from the world's oldest profession.

Players with the Voukefalas side in Larissa are wearing bright pink practice jerseys emblazoned with the logos of the Villa Erotica and Soula's House of History -- a pair of brothels recruited to sponsor the team after drastic government spending cuts.

Museum to cover male nude posters

A prominent museum in Vienna has decided to cover the 'intimate parts' of three naked male soccer players on big posters put up in the Austrian capital after they caused a public outcry.

The placards are advertising the Leopold Museum's 'Naked Men' exhibition, which is due to open today.

Tourist town hit by prostitution claim

EVERY summer, vacationers come to this lighthouse-studded stretch of the Maine coast in the US to nibble on lobster and enjoy the scenery.

Now locals are confronting allegations that dozens of men have also been visiting the picturesque town of Kennebunk to rendezvous with a Zumba fitness instructor charged with running a prostitution business.

Barley find could lead to better beer

AN international consortium of scientists has published a high-resolution draft of the barley genome.

The move could not only improve yields and disease resistance -- but may also hold the key to tastier beer.

Three people pick up EU Nobel Prize

Almost a week after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the European Union has finally decided who will collect the award.

Rather than one person making the trip to Norway on December 10, the EU has decided it will send three people -- one to represent each of its main institutions: the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament.

Panama 'wants to introduce euro'

Panama would like to introduce the euro as legal tender alongside the US dollar, President Ricardo Martinelli has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a visit to Europe.

"In Panama the currency in free circulation is the American dollar and I told the chancellor we are looking for ways for the euro to become another currency of legal circulation," Mr Martinelli told a joint news conference with Ms Merkel in Berlin.

Irish Independent

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