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Greek News / Greek road tax 2018
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 November, 2017 @ 22:26:52 »
gsis.gr website for motor vehicle tax just come online for 2018:

If you need a gentle reminder of how it works it's probably the same procedure as previous years:
http://goinggreek.info/car_tax.html
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Greek History & Culture / Re: Life: A user's manual to Ikaria
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 November, 2017 @ 18:59:25 »
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Ikaria’s Tourism Offerings to be Broadcast by British ITV Network

The northeastern Aegean island of Ikaria and its tourism offerings will be featured in an upcoming episode of “This Morning”, a popular TV show of the British network ITV.

With the support of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), the five-member crew of ITV recently visited the island to create a video on its beauties and the residents’ way of life, who are believed to hold the “secret” of longevity.

The video will be broadcast in January 2018.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/11/23/ikarias-tourism-broadcast-british-itv-network
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 November, 2017 @ 15:48:22 »
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New terminal
Expanding terminal by 10,294 m2 and remodeling current terminal
http://www.fraport-greece.com/eng/airport-profiles/kefalonia

 :dunno:
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by TonyKath on Friday, 24 November, 2017 @ 13:37:33 »
It's an extraordinary amount of work, more or less a complete re-build of the airport.  It includes:

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Demolition of the existing terminal and construction of a new one of 10.652 m2

which means the departure area could be a lot bigger.

Summer 2018 will be pretty difficult.

Tony
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UK & World News / Re: "Animals can't feel pain": MPs
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 24 November, 2017 @ 11:35:44 »
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Some claimed the vote showed that the Government didn’t care about animals. Supporters of the Government claimed that it was the result of “fake news”.

The Government appears concerned that the reports will damage their popularity. Campaigners are worried that the law now protects animals less than it should.

Put simply, what happened is this: MPs did not vote that animals are not sentient creatures. But neither did they vote for a law that would have recognised them as such.

Some of the Government’s attempts to dismiss the controversy have been overly extreme, apparently in an attempt to write-off the entire discussion. Despite claims about fake news, it’s not definitive why exactly MPs voted against the amendment, or that the Government will meaningfully recognise animals as sentient – instead, it relies on people believing the Government’s claims that it will guarantee protections.

At the same time, many of the reports did miss a very specific but very important detail of what happened. Nobody voted that animals aren’t sentient, because that wasn’t ever up for a vote. Instead, they didn’t vote that they were. A number of stories gave a misleading impression by eliding that distinction.

With all of that out of the way, what you feel about all of this ultimately comes down to the issues above: whether you think it’s important that animal sentience is specifically recognised in law, whether you think the 2006 act goes far enough, and whether you believe the Government that it is going to guarantee similar protections in its own time.
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/animal-sentience-brexit-vote-caroline-lucas-michael-gove-truth-fact-argument-a8072071.html
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Holidays in Hellas / Holidays on Skorpios
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 23 November, 2017 @ 22:55:07 »
Sounds as though the ex-Onassis island of Skorpios, now owned (leasehold?) by Ekaterina Rybolovleva, is to be developed into a luxury VIP club. According to eKathimerini.
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Colleywobble on Thursday, 23 November, 2017 @ 15:33:34 »
Snow in the wind this morning very windy and cold Uh !!!
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 23 November, 2017 @ 13:23:20 »
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UK weather: 70 people rescued from floods after heavy rain and snow hit Britain

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said more than 70 people had been rescued - along with at least 20 horses, a cat and a dog.

The Met Office said around 1.7in (4.3cm) of rain had fallen in 24 hours in parts of Lancashire, while further north in Cumbria around half a month's rain, 3.5in (8.9cm), was recorded in 36 hours at Shap.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/23/snow-set-sweep-across-scotland-wind-rain-will-batter-england/
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 23 November, 2017 @ 02:36:47 »
the squeezing of a quart into a pint pot

I think that's the problem. Maybe the first floor will be more utilised for travellers? But no runway extension and, presumably, still a maximum of three 'planes on the apron. As you say, fingers crossed for users in summer 2018.
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by TonyD on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 18:47:43 »
Is that the security person who looks like Eddie Izzard?
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