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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 16 December, 2017 @ 21:24:21 »
Magnitude   ML 2.6
Date time   2017-12-16 15:21:51.5 UTC
Location   37.60 N ; 19.80 E
Depth   10 km
Distances   347 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 17:21:51.5 2017-12-16
185 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 17:21:51.5 2017-12-16
89 km SW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 17:21:51.5 2017-12-16
Going Geek info / Re: Beyond ads
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 15 December, 2017 @ 13:48:02 »
From the Mail online yesterday (14/12/17):

Is your browser slower than normal? Hackers could be mining Bitcoin on your computer without you ever knowing, warn experts
Going Geek info / Amazon v Google
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 19:11:24 »
The Amazon vs. Google Feud, Explained (and How It Affects You)

If you haven’t noticed, we don’t live in an ideal world.

This week, Google announced YouTube will stop working on Amazon’s Fire TV devices come January. Google also purposely broke YouTube on the Echo Show, for the second time this year.

If you read a lot of tech news, you saw this coming. Most people don’t, so here’s a quick explainer of why these two technology giants can’t get along, and what it means for users.

Kefalonia News / Re: Long live Kefalonia
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 18:56:36 »
That's amazing! My mum was born in London - and she said exactly the same thing!!!

Your mum gets the braggin' rights, tho.

If you haven't seen it / forgotten you've seen it, a bit more about Ioánnis Fokás / Juan de Fuca
Announcements / Re: KATs Book & Clothes Sale
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 17:48:09 »
Great news.  Thanks to Jerry and Maaike, too.  Suppose you didn't try the pool - which was probably empty!


Announcements / Re: KATs CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 17:45:45 »
Well done to everyone who organised and helped at the bazaar, the bakers did their usual fantastic job,as well as the family at Dum Spiros in Svoronata, who always support us and lend us their restaurant for the venue. A fantastic 2,365.41 € was raised!

Just waiting to hear from Pat Dolman what the final number of neuters were for this year - 700 was last year's figure, so did we make the thousand, or this space!!

Amazing Jean - how do you all do it?!


Kefalonia News / Re: Long live Kefalonia
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 17:43:37 »
Nice find Maik.  Didn't realise where Phokas had been.  My mum was born on the south east coast of Vancouver Island.  She always pointed out - "but not in the rich bit!"

Ζητο !

Greek News / Re: One in three
« Last Post by TonyKath on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 17:32:21 »
 :( :oki:

Kefalonia News / Long live Kefalonia
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 17:22:11 »
Zito Hellas: Greek Canadian Lawmaker Raises House with Touching Tribute

Peter Fragiskatos, a Greek-Canadian MP, won the applause of the Canadian parliament during a speech on Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Fragiskatos highlighted the legacy of the Greek explorer Ioannis Phokas, more widely known by his Spanish name, Juan de Fuca.

Born in 1536 on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Phokas is best known for exploring the Strait of Juan de Fuca, between Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula (northwestern Washington state).

In his statement in the Canadian parliament, Fragiskatos, also of Kefalonian descent, explained the significance of Phokas’s explorations in the history of Canada.

Greek History & Culture / Not everyone can afford to go to Corinth
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 14 December, 2017 @ 17:08:16 »
New underwater discoveries in Greece reveal ancient Roman engineering
Underwater excavations at Lechaion, the ancient harbour of Corinth, provide insight into engineering by the Roman Empire

New archaeological excavations at the ancient port of Corinth have uncovered evidence of large-scale Roman engineering. Named Lechaion, the port was one of a pair that connected the city of ancient Corinth to Mediterranean trade networks. Lechaion is located on the Gulf of Corinth, while Kenchreai is positioned across the narrow Isthmus of Corinth on the Aegean Sea. These two strategic harbours made Corinth a classical period power, but the Romans destroyed the city in 146 BC when conquering Greece. Julius Caesar rebuilt the city and its harbours in 44 BC, ushering in several centuries of prosperity. Recent excavations by the Lechaion Harbour Project have revealed the impressive engineering of the Roman Empire.

Caesar’s Corinthian colony developed into one of the most important ports in the eastern Mediterranean. Ships filled Lechaion with international goods and Corinth became so well known for luxury and vice that a Greek proverb stated, “not everyone can afford to go to Corinth.”

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